Mindful Practice

Publications and Research

Selected Journal Articles

Epstein RM. “Physician, Know thy Family: Looking at One's Family-of-Origin as a Method of Physician Self-Awareness.” Medical Encounter 8:159-67. 1993

Novack DH; Suchman AL; Clark W; Epstein RM; Najberg E; Kaplan C. "Calibrating the physician. Personal awareness and effective patient care. Working Group on Promoting Physician Personal Awareness, American Academy on Physician and Patient."  Journal of the American Medical Association. 1997;278(6):502-9.

Novack DH; Epstein RM; Paulsen RH. "Toward creating physician-healers: fostering medical students' self-awareness, personal growth, and well-being." Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 1999;74(5):516-20.

Epstein RM. "Mindful practice."  Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999;282(9):833-9.

Epstein RM. "Just being."  Western Journal of Medicine. 2001;174(1):63-5.

Epstein RM; Hundert EM. "Defining and assessing professional competence." Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;287(2):226-35.

Zoppi K; Epstein RM. "Is communication a skill? Communication behaviors and being in relation." Family Medicine. 2002;34(5):319-24.

Epstein,RM;. "Mindful practice in action (II): Cultivating habits of mind." Families, Systems and Health. 2003; 21(1): 11-17.

Epstein,RM;. "Mindful practice in action (I): Technical competence, evidence-based medicine and relationship-centered care." Families, Systems, & Health. 2003; 21(1): 1-10.

Krasner MS. Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Coming of Age?, Families, Systems, & Health, 2004, Vol.22, No. 2, 207-212

Krasner MS. The Gift of Mindfulness, Families, Systems, &Health, 2004, Vol.22, No. 2, 213-215

Miller WL; Crabtree BF; Duffy MB; Epstein RM; Stange KC. "Research guidelines for assessing the impact of healing relationships in clinical medicine." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2003;9(3 Suppl):A80-95.

Borrell-Carri├│ F; Epstein RM. "Preventing errors in clinical practice: a call for self-awareness." Annals of Family Medicine. 2004;2(4):310-6.

Epstein RM; Siegel DJ; Silberman J. "Self-monitoring in clinical practice: a challenge for medical educators." The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 2008;28(1):5-13.

Epstein RM. "Reflection, perception and the acquisition of wisdom." Medical Education. 2008;42(11):1048-50.

Krasner, MS. In Pursuit of Balance: A Paradigm Shift, The Bulletin of the Monroe County Medical Society, 2008, 14-15.

Krasner MS. Through the Lens of Attention, Apprenticeship, and Attachment in Health and Healing, Zen Bow, 2006, Vol. 29, No. I, 10-14.; also appears in Best Buddhist Writing of 2007, Shambala, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2007.

Epstein RM. "Why healing relationships matter in primary care practice." Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety / Joint Commission Resources. 2009;35(9):456, 437.

Krasner MS; Epstein RM; Beckman H; Suchman AL; Chapman B; Mooney CJ; Quill TE. "Association of an educational program in mindful communication with burnout, empathy, and attitudes among primary care physicians." Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;302(12):1284-93.

Epstein,RM. "Mindful Practice: A Key to Patient Safety". Focus on Patient Safety. 2011; 14(2): 3-7.

Epstein RM; Street RL. "Shared mind: communication, decision making, and autonomy in serious illness." Annals of Family Medicine. 2011;9(5):454-61.

Dyche L; Epstein RM. "Curiosity and medical education." Medical Education. 2011;45(7):663-8.

Makowski SK; Epstein RM. "Turning toward dissonance: lessons from art, music, and literature." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;43(2):293-8.

Beckman H.B.; Wendland, M.; Mooney, C.; Krasner, M.S.; Quill, T.E.; Suchman, A.L.; Epstein, R.M. "The impact of a program in mindful communication on primary care physicians". Academic Medicine. 2012; 87(6): 1-5.

Epstein RM; Krasner MS. “Physician resilience: what it means, why it matters, and how to promote it.” Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2013; 88(3):301-3.

Moynihan JA, Chapman BP, Klorman R Krasner MS, Duberstein PR, Brown KW, and Talbot NL. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Older Adults: Effects on Executive Function, Frontal Alpha Asymmetry and Immune Function. Neuropsychobiology, 2013; 68(1):34-43

Gallegos AM, Hoerger M, Talbot NL, Krasner MS, Knight JM, Moynihan JA, Duberstein P.  Towards identifying the effects of the specific components of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on biological and emotional outcomes among older adults. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. In Press.

Books and Chapters

Leung ASO, Epstein RM, Moulton CAE. “The competent mind: beyond cognition” In, Reconsidering Medical Education in the Twenty-First Century: The Question of Competence. Hodges BD, Lingard L. ILR Press, 2012

Moulton CA, Epstein RM. "Self-monitoring in surgical practice: slowing down when you should". In, Surgical Education: Theorising an emerging domain. Fry H,Kneebone R. Springer, 2011. 169-182.

Epstein, RM. "Mindful Practice". In, Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice. Christensen J; Feldman M. Mcgraw-Hill Medical, 2008. 49-54.

Asher, BF, Epstein, RM. "Managing the Stress of Surgical Complications". In, Complications in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Josephson, GD, Whol, DL. CRC Press, 2005. 23-28.

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