Effect of Meditation on Emotional Buoyancy and Burnout in Physicians


About this study

This study aims to establish whether brief daily meditation will positively impact physicians’ emotional buoyancy and overall well-being. Secondary outcomes include perceived happiness, physician burnout, and physical activity/sleep quality to be measured by an activity monitor. The latter will be measured to provide a more comprehensive picture of physician well-being. This pilot study also seeks to establish the feasibility of using the Muse™ device to assist novice meditators in building and strengthening their practice.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women age 18 years and older.
  • Currently a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician at Mayo Clinic – Rochester Campus.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Unable to use the Muse™ due to hearing impairment.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Roberto Benzo, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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