Sunday, February 23, 2014

Self-care and yoga-academic-practice collaboration for occupational health.

Self-care and yoga-academic-practice collaboration for occupational health.
Workplace Health Saf. 2013 Dec;61(12):510-3
Authors: Alexander G

High rates of stress and burnout among nurses and other health care providers justify the exploration of innovative interventions designed to reduce stress and promote self-care among this population. A growing body of evidence supports the physical and psychosocial benefits of yoga and suggests the potential for yoga to support self-care and reduce stress among health care providers. This article describes the formation of an academic-practice collaboration to use yoga as a model for occupational health and wellness among nurses employed at a tax-supported urban health system. In addition, recommendations for program sustainability over time are discussed.

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