Transcendental Meditation Program for Providers is a remote care program and research study powered by

The transcendental meditation program aims to help healthcare workers learn transcendental meditation as a means of coping with stress, anxiety, and depression. This program is also being researched for providers treating patients with COVID-19.
Principle Investigators: Patty J Lee, MD
Institution: Duke University
Clinicaltrials.gov Identifiers: NCT04922632
Trial Design: Multi-Site, Hybrid

“The United States is battling dual pandemics: healthcare provider (HCP) exhaustion and COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic death toll has surpassed 595,000 and continues to climb as the worldwide outbreak continues. Moreover, we have yet to understand the health impacts of “long-COVID”. As evidenced by the national burnout epidemic in HCPs, persistent workplace stress not only impacts personal provider wellbeing, but also influences effective practice and patient outcomes.

To address this need, we propose a 4-year, multi-site, four-arm parallel-group randomized clinical trial (RCT) comparing 2 non-pharmacological interventions: Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Experience Resolution Methodology (ERM) to Treatment as Usual (TAU).

Participation in this study lasts up to 24 months for enrolled participants and is considered minimal risks.” (Source: NCT04922632)

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