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Table 1 Key Practice elements of the training

From: Mindfulness and compassion-oriented practices at work reduce distress and enhance self-care of palliative care teams: a mixed-method evaluation of an “on the job“ program

Practice days at the hospital
(8 h, 2 shifts); voluntary assistance to any session according to workload and schedule)
• Brief Meditation sessions in small groups every hour (15 Minutes). Announced by sounding a singing bowl in the ward.
• One-to-one-sessions with the teacher on the half hour to discuss transfer (Max. 30 Minutes)
• 3 sessions with all participants (1 h) at week 4, 6 and 10 to discuss embedding of practices in daily work-life and feedback.
Informal practice • Mindful breaks
• Walking Meditation
• Mindful stops/ Practice anchors during daily work routines
• Metta/Tong-len practice during patient /relative contact
Homework • Meditation at home with CD
• Metta Sentences during leisure time
Supporting material • CD
• Posters at the staff rooms