Meditation in a difficult moment
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Meditation in a difficult moment

Phaedra Longhurst First-year nursing student, University of Plymouth

How using mindfulness and meditation techniques helped ease a patient’s night-time pain and anxiety

I was aware that my first night shift would present some challenges, and that some of the patients might become disoriented at night, but I wasn’t prepared for the rise in anxiety I witnessed in many of the patients on the ward, who were crying out and in need of constant reassurance.

Nursing Standard. 32, 28, 36-36. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.28.36.s29

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