Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 32: Are There Ethical Concerns With Mindfulness Approaches?

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A recent paper looks at the philosophical underpinnings of the practice of mindfulness and raises some concerns regarding the ethics of its use. In this episode, these concerns are discussed as well as the larger implications of informed consent and respect for patient values.

Forgetting ourselves: epistemic costs and ethical concerns in mindfulness exercises.
Ratnayake S, Merry D.
J Med Ethics. 2018 Mar 9. pii: medethics-2017-104201. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2017-104201. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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