The National Medical Journal of India

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--23

Exploring the value of mindfulness for Saudi Arabian women mental health nurses


Seham Mansour Alyousef1, Sami Abdulrahman Alhamidi2 
1 Department of Community Psychiatry, Nursing College, P.O. Box 54995, Riyadh 11524, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Maternal and Child Health, Nursing College, P.O. Box 54995, Riyadh 11524, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Seham Mansour Alyousef
Department of Community Psychiatry, Nursing College, P.O. Box 54995, Riyadh 11524
Saudi Arabia

Background. Nurses engaged in mental health-related practice experience stress and burnout. We assessed the role of the practice of mindfulness in coping with these aspects of providing care in mental health settings. Methods. Mindfulness as a coping method was explored using qualitative methods to illuminate its impact on practice from the perspective of mental health nursing graduate students at the College of Nursing, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Data were obtained by semi-structured interviews in focus groups of these nurses. Results. The themes that emerged were (i) positive techniques; (ii) recognized stress; (iii) managing stress; (iv) acceptance; (v) psychological reaction; and (vi) physical responses. Conclusions. The themes that emerged in this study confirm the stresses faced by nurses practising in mental healthcare and suggest improved coping methods.


How to cite this article:
Alyousef SM, Alhamidi SA. Exploring the value of mindfulness for Saudi Arabian women mental health nurses.Natl Med J India 2021;34:19-23


How to cite this URL:
Alyousef SM, Alhamidi SA. Exploring the value of mindfulness for Saudi Arabian women mental health nurses. Natl Med J India [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];34:19-23
Available from: http://www.nmji.in/article.asp?issn=0970-258X;year=2021;volume=34;issue=1;spage=19;epage=23;aulast=Alyousef;type=0