This chapter presents the process and operational considerations when developing and implementing mindfulness-based programs for both patients and staff in hospital and health-care settings.The meditation timer chimes, signaling the beginning of 15 minutes of silence. The setting is the small conference room of a very busy 42-bed total joint replacement unit. Five nurses, a unit clerk, and the nurse manager close their eyes, rest their hands lightly on their thighs, and are encouraged to take a few deep breat…
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