Mindfulness training: an adjunctive role in the management of chronic illness?

Jonathan P Page
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10901
Published online: 16 July 2012

To the Editor: Monshat and Castle have summarised the current state of play of mindfulness as an important component of the integrated management of chronic disease.1

  • Manly Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

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  • 1. Monshat K, Castle DJ. Mindfulness training: an adjunctive role in the management of chronic illness? Med J Aust 2012; 196: 569-571. <MJA full text>
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