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TM helps cancer treatment center health providers overcome stress
by Bob Roth
Maharishi Foundation - USA Translate This Article
22 September 2012
Early in his medical career oncologist Ravi Patel, M.D., treated his cancer patients by the book. But it wasn't long before he realized that there had to be a better way. Dr. Patel recognized that cancer patients needed more care and attention—both medical and emotional—than most patients. So in 1984, Dr. Patel founded the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center in Bakersfield, California, to deliver his vision of proper cancer care to his patients.
And now, nearly 30 years later, the Center is one of the largest free standing cancer centers in a private practice setting in the western United States, with nearly 300 employees.
Dr. Patel also understood the intense stresses, both physical and emotional, of his health care providers who served his cancer patients. A long time practitioner of the Transcendental Meditation technique himself, Dr. Patel decided in 2009 to offer the technique to his employees as part of a companywide wellness program.
The video below documents the effect that the TM program has had on CBCC.
Global Good News will feature more from this post, with comments by a number of health professionals at the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center about the reduced stress and increased emotional balance they have found through practicing Transcendental Meditation, and the positive impact the program has had on the whole atmosphere at the Center.
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