Keynote – The Power of Paying Attention: Mindfulness in perinatal health care
This presentation will focus on sharing the science of mindfulness with a particular focus on populations within women’s health. The speaker’s program of research on mindfulness for sexual concerns will be used to illustrate the practice of mindfulness. The presentation will also review mindful birthing—the science and practice. Finally, the role of mindfulness in building provider resilience and combatting clinician burnout will be discussed. Resources for attendees interested in cultivating their own mindfulness practice will be discussed.
1. To understand how mindfulness is defined in the contemporary context.
2. To learn the current state of the science for applications of mindfulness to women’s health.
3. To become exposed to mindfulness instructions.
Lori A. Brotto, PhD, Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute; Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of British Columbia; and Canada Research Chair, Women’s Sexual Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada