Letters Mindful of mindfulness

Mindfulness and monetarised health services don’t mix

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1953 (Published 12 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1953
  1. Noel Thomas, retired general practitioner/locum
  1. Maesteg CF34 9AL, UK
  1. nthomas{at}doctors.org.uk

McCartney’s reservations about the growth of the mindfulness industry are understandable.1 An approach that is said to help the mentally ill, increase life skills in the healthy, and even improve the aim of army snipers needs careful examination.

If she had been given space to put the practice in its historical and ethical context, readers would …

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