Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly-provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours:  3.25

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe mindfulness.
  • Provide a distinction between meditation and mindfulness. 
  • Provide a distinction between “mindfulness meditation” and other types of meditation.
  • Practice a variety of meditative techniques on one's own.
  • Describe the advantages of practicing mindfulness.
  • Identify research literature addressing the efficacy of mindfulness.
  • Integrate mindfulness techniques into daily work/home life.
  • Formulate a strategy for building a personal daily meditation practice.
  • Direct participants to resources including books, studies, and websites offering the latest and most comprehensive information.

Target Audience

Clinicians and nurses.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by Boston University are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.