Reducing burnout with Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy

Burnout has become a global health concern, particularly among medical and social care professionals working in the fields of EoL care.

Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy (MCAT) integrates mindfulness meditation with art-based therapy to form a unique and highly effective intervention that tackles the urgent problem of burnout, while fostering emotional regulation, resilience, self-compassion and quality of life. It addresses a critical gap in the self-care and supportive supervision literature for professional caregivers.

Further research and development of MCAT will contribute to advancements in both theories and practices for empowering EoL care professionals around the world. Such efforts will also inform policy makers about the feasibility and acceptability of delivering such intervention in real-world community-based settings.

Find out more from the developers of this therapy, Dr Andy Hau Yan HO President, Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), USA. Head & Associate Professor, Psychology, School of Social Sciences; Joint Honorary Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine; Deputy Director of Research, Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education; Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

Source: eHospice