Meditation, stress relief, and well-being

Radiol Technol. May-Jun 2015;86(5):535-55; quiz 556-9.

Abstract

As the pace of life increases, stress is becoming endemic, and in the radiologic sciences, stress is keenly felt by technologists and patients. Meditation, a potential remedy to stress, is the subject of an increasing number of medical studies that often rely upon radiologic imaging scans to determine the physiological effects of meditation on brain activity. A wide range of meditation techniques have beneficial effects on the mind, body, and emotions. Radiologic technologists might find that meditation improves their quality of life as well as their level of job satisfaction, allowing them to provide improved quality of care to their patients.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Personnel / psychology*
  • Burnout, Professional / diagnosis
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology*
  • Burnout, Professional / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Meditation / methods*
  • Meditation / psychology*
  • Radiology*
  • Treatment Outcome