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Wellness of Health Care Professionals

Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Pain and Palliative Care Service has done and is currently doing studies on mindfulness and the use of nature to help in finding ways for the health care professionals to develop self-care skills. A secondary study is the use of mindfulness for teachers to decrease stress.
Main areas include involvement in ongoing research and development of new projects consistent with wellness of the health care provider. Areas of interest include burnout, resilience, compassion fatigue, nature, mindfulness and post-traumatic stress.
The other area of research is psychosocial spiritual healing.


  • Include management of ongoing projects and development of new projects (see above) including data management, writing, and publishing. The position will be best for an individual who wishes to build a research program in healthcare professional wellness and /or spirituality and healing.


Successful candidates will have graduated with a Ph.D/M.D. or equivalent and proven record of independent research, publications, protocol writing and familiarity with the IRB process. Candidates must possess good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and an ability to work independently.

To Apply:

Contact Dr. Ann Berger with a CV

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