Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
PROBLEM: Stress in the workplace has a significant impact on patients and the healthcare system, but, just as importantly, it can also negatively impact the well-being of the healthcare professional. Based on PSS results, 67% of nurses at Kaiser OURS felt “stressed” in the unit and 100% felt they could not cope with daily work tasks
CONTEXT: KP OURS is a microsystem of nursing staff who work together to bridge the gap between the non-Kaiser and Kaiser hospitals, assisting in the transfer of patients when medically stable. Meditation has been proven to have a variety of different health benefits, including stress reduction. The improvement project described in this paper focused on decreasing stress levels among nurses through practicing deep breathing meditation as a group.
INTERVENTIONS: The CNL will implement deep breathing meditation exercises among nursing staff during morning huddles. The exercise will require 3 minutes to complete over a course of an 8-month period.
MEASURES: The “show me” technique was used to determine if the teaching was affective and the changes in the scores from the PSS was used to determine outcome measures.
RESULTS: The results of the improvement project demonstrated a decrease in stress levels among nurses, proving the meditation exercises to be effective.
CONCLUSIONS: The intervention of practicing deep breathing meditation was found to be effective and sustainable.
Ali, Sadaf, "CNL Led Meditation Session to Reduce Stress Levels in Kaiser Permanente’s Case Management Department" (2020). Master's Projects and Capstones. 1068.