MD Aware

A Mindful Medical Practice Course Guide

  • Stephen Liben
  • Tom A. Hutchinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tom A. Hutchinson, Stephen Liben
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stephen Liben
    Pages 9-23
  4. Stephen Liben
    Pages 25-38
  5. Tom A. Hutchinson
    Pages 39-49
  6. Stephen Liben
    Pages 51-61
  7. Tom A. Hutchinson
    Pages 63-71
  8. Stephen Liben
    Pages 73-88
  9. Stephen Liben
    Pages 89-100
  10. Stephen Liben
    Pages 127-137
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 159-188

About this book


This unique, step-by-step guide for instructors offers a comprehensive approach to teaching pre-clerkship medical students -- as well as residents and even experienced physicians -- about the transformational impact of mindful medical practice, or mindful whole person care.  Indeed, integrating contemplative practices – such as “presence” and “relationship” -- into medical education is an established but still rapidly growing approach to bringing experiential learning to medical students.  This book gives the rationale for administering a mindful medical practice (MMP) course, details the moment to moment process for each of the 7 classes that are outlined, and summarizes a way forward for instructors.   Pages of the book can be copied and used in class with students, and there are appendices that include helpful tools a teacher can immediately copy and hand out in each class.  Handy, one-page templates are provided at the end of each chapter for teachers to use as a guide while teaching each class.  A unique contribution to the medical literature and the increasing focus on mindful medical practice, MD Aware: A Mindfulness-Based Whole Person Care Course Guide for Physicians is not only the ideal resource for teachers interested in setting up an MMP course in a medical school; it is also an invaluable practical guide for any clinician hoping to learn more about the importance and benefits of offering mindful medical practice to patients – and to themselves as healers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Liben
    • 1
  • Tom A. Hutchinson
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill Programs in Whole Person CareMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.McGill Programs in Whole Person CareMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22429-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22430-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals