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Linking Theory to Practice Kari Rasnake Liberty University, Department of Education EDUC 665: Student Support Services & Retention Dr. Michael Shenkle August 26, 2021
Linking Theory to Practice Authors Michelle O’Driscoll, Stephen Byrne, Helen Byrne, Sharon Lambert, and Laura Sahm note that stress can significantly impact a student’s mental and physical health, specifically undergraduate pharmacy students (O’Driscoll et. al, 2019). The authors’ primary point in writing the article was this: undergraduate students who study health care could significantly decrease their stress levels if given the opportunity to take part in some sort of mindfulness-based intervention (O’Driscoll et. al, 2019). Specifically, The authors’ theoretical premise originated from a study that implemented Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This is “…a curriculum-guided intervention that consists of eight two and one-half hour sessions, 45 mins of daily practice, and a day of mindfulness between week six and seven” (Kabat-Zinn, 1985 as cited in O’Driscoll et. al, 2019). MBSR was delivered through an online, condensed format to an

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