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Guided Meditation for Oncology Nurses

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
I recently stumbled upon the "Humankind" series and other public radio projects that are produced and disseminated through Human Media and Connie Goldman Productions. Human Media produces and distributes programs in association with WGBH/Boston, Connie Goldman Productions and NPR.

A 15-minute guided relaxation audio is available at no-cost at (click the “relaxation audio” tab). The meditation focuses on mindfulness and controlled breathing to stimulate the relaxation response. The relaxation exercises are guided by a psychotherapist who provides step-by-step, easy to follow instructions. A series of suggestions and visualizations promote the relaxation response, and it’s recommended that guided relaxation becomes a part of your usual routine, rather than used only when needed. The guided meditation was created for use among nurses; however, it’s applicable to patients as well.

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Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
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Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN is an oncology nursing consultant and editor-in-chief of Oncology Nursing News.
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Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, is the Editor-in-Chief for OncLive Nursing. She is an oncology nursing consultant and adjunct assistant professor of nursing at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. She provides continuing nursing education to nurses across the Unites States, is active in several professional nursing organizations, and is intrigued by the many ways nurses use technology to communicate.
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