Sanjay Saint coauthored a Medicine at Michigan piece on mindfulness

August 23, 2017

Sanjay Saint coauthored “Islands of Mindfulness” for Medicine at Michigan’s Gray Matters series.

Saint and co-authors discussed the importance of mindfulness to reduce stressors and improve resilience and well-being for physicians. It is proposed that mindfulness could improve clinicians’ mental health and performance. A pilot study on handwashing as a mindful practice is included. The authors also argued that mindfulness builds “heartfulness,” which results in greater kindness and compassion.

Saint is a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations and MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on preventing healthcare-associated infection, implementation science, and medical decision-making.