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The researchers have developed and implemented required mindful practice curricula for medical students and residents at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. They also are studying the effects of an intensive, four-day residential course for physicians.
The authors of the article are: Howard Beckman, M.D., clinical professor of Medicine and Family Medicine at the Medical Center and director of strategic innovation at Finger Lakes Health systems Agency; Melissa Wendland, associate director of research and planning at the Finger Lakes Health systems Agency; Christopher Mooney, M.A., senior information analyst in the Office of Curriculum and Assessment University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Michael S. Krasner, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Medicine at the Medical Center; Timothy Quill, M.D., director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care at the Medical Center; Anthony Suchman, M.D., clinical professor of Medicine at the Medical Center; and Ronald Epstein, M.D., professor of Family Medicine at the Medical Center and director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Epstein and Krasner conduct mindfulness meditation and communication training programs.
The research was supported by the Physicians Foundation.
University of Rochester Medical Center
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