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SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio; DA CUNHA, Vivian Fukumasu; MIASSO, Adriana Inocenti  and  PILLON, Sandra Cristina. Mindfulness and Mental Health: dialogs between Nursing and Positive Psychology. Index Enferm [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.3, pp.229-233.  Epub June 06, 2022. ISSN 1699-5988.

Main objective:

To reflect on mindfulness meditation as a possibility of dialog between Nursing and Positive Psychology, focusing on mental health care, supported by the effects and foundations of mindfulness to understand a form of complementary care that escapes medicalization and the biomedical model, and which aligns with the assumptions of Positive Psychology.


A reflection theoretical study on mindfulness meditation and the interface of the contributions from Positive Psychology.

Main results:

Mindfulness can be thought of as a resource for the promotion of well-being and for the development of strategies that lead to more positive outcomes in terms of mental health.

Main conclusion:

The field of Nursing, imbued with assumptions brought by the dialog with Positive Psychology, can outline mental health interventions that act in the development of aspects considered essential for health and care.

Keywords : Meditation; Full attention; Mental health.

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