Mindfulness Meditation and Nurse During the Pandemic
It seems apparent that in the severe current conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, nurses are under considerable pressure. They have to deal with a plethora of issues starting from the protection of their health and ending with caring about patients. The case is even worse when it comes to high morbidity or mortality patients. A nurse is to keep in mind that he or she is an essential factor that might be a vital ray of bliss for a patient surrounded by the dark of the virus. Hence, nurses should demonstrate a significant extent of endurance, as well as mental health. It might be assumed that mindfulness meditation if implemented properly may serve as a great foundation for this. This paper aims to provide a this meditations appropriacy in the mentioned conditions, as well as a plan on how to keep this program efficient.
To begin, it seems important to give a proper definition of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the to be fully present, aware of where we are and what were doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by whats going on around us (Mindful, n.d., para. 1). Then, according to Mindful (n.d.), Mindfulness meditation asks us to suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness (para. 6). Hence, this the world from a positive perspective, which is essential for one in a dire situation. It seems apparent that nurses who care for high mortality patients are involved in such a case and need some additional mental strength from within. Meditation might provide this strength, which may lead to several prominent outcomes. For instance, they would constantly express a great extent of positive energy that is important for any type of patient.
The plan for the education of nurses within the scope of the theme might be formulated as follows. The first part of the program will be theoretical. They will be informed about significant results that the proper acquaintance with the meditation can bring via e-mail and social media. Nurses will get a detailed schedule that will describe each step of the process. There will be two introductory lectures during the first week. I will estimate which days nurses are less loaded and choose these days for the theoretical introduction. The latter will give a coherent train of thought regarding the importance of mindfulness meditation for a nurse especially in such conditions. I will provide several essential sources so that my stakeholders could even strengthen their knowledge of the program.
Moreover, during the first week, I will ask nurses to undertake several practices such as walking meditation and mindful listening. These simple actions will make the stakeholders adhere to the founding principles of my initiative subconsciously. These principles are a patient perception of any occasion, searching for kindness and light in everything, and acceptance of the thought that any problem may be overcome. The point is that nurses will feel the progress day by day, as well as aim to learn about this meditation more. Such a state of affairs will be a basis for practical classes that will start from the second week.
The latter will contain everyday practices that last approximately for an hour. I will guide nurses on their path to become significant practitioners of mindfulness meditation. The classes will provide them with the opportunity to stay focused for a long period, feel the force of their minds, and sense the strength in every thought that (Mindful, n.d.). It might be assumed that during two weeks, nurses will be ready to practice mindful meditation on their own without my guidance. Given such possible fast progress due to the simplicity of the initiative and its substantial benefits nurses will be able to reduce their stress during the pandemic significantly. Their advanced state of mind will allow them to face any challenge boldly and confidently.