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Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
ISSN Print: 2278-1668, Online: 2278-0513
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Year: 2024   |   Volume: 13   |   Issue: 2   |   Page: 6-15     View issue

Innovating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Delivery in Cancer Care: Enhancing Accessibility and Engagement


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  1. Department of Psychology, Beykoz University, Turkey, 2Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Abstract

This article explores the evolving landscape of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) delivery within cancer care, highlighting key innovations aimed at enhancing accessibility, engagement, and relevance for patients. Traditional delivery methods of MBSR face challenges related to mobility, geography, and time constraints, which can limit patient participation. In response, integrating digital platforms, such as online programs and mobile apps, has emerged as a crucial development, making mindfulness training more accessible to a wider audience of cancer patients. Exploration into varied group formats is another innovation reshaping MBSR delivery. By adjusting the scale and intimacy of group settings, these formats aim to provide tailored community support and individual attention, enriching the participant experience. Hybrid models that combine in-person and digital sessions are gaining traction, offering the flexibility to meet diverse patient needs and preferences. Additionally, the development of tailored MBSR programs designed specifically for different types of cancer, stages of disease, and treatment phases addresses the need for more personalized mindfulness training. These adaptations ensure that MBSR remains a relevant and powerful tool in the comprehensive care of cancer patients. The future of MBSR in cancer care is marked by significant innovation and expanded integration into standard oncology practices, promising to enhance the holistic well-being of patients through evidence-based, compassionate care. These advancements signal a shift towards more adaptable, patient-centered approaches to mindfulness training in oncology settings.

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Yılmazer E, Altinok A. Innovating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Delivery in Cancer Care: Enhancing Accessibility and Engagement. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2024;13(2):6-15. https://doi.org/10.51847/lrPe9pz2wg
APA
Yılmazer, E., & Altinok, A. (2024). Innovating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Delivery in Cancer Care: Enhancing Accessibility and Engagement. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 13(2), 6-15. https://doi.org/10.51847/lrPe9pz2wg

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