Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trial
Chaplain-Delivered Compassion Meditation to Improve Quality of Life in Patients Receiving a Stem Cell Transplant
This clinical trial tests whether chaplain-delivered compassion centered spiritual health (CCSH) works to improve quality of life in patients receiving a stem cell transplant. CCSH is a secularized, research-based mindfulness and compassion meditation program designed to expand and strengthen compassion for self and others. Practices include training in attentional stability and increased emotional awareness, as well as targeted reflections to appreciate one's relationship with self and others. By centering the mind, controlling negative thoughts, and cultivating personal resiliency and an inclusive and more accurate understanding of others, CCSH may help improve response to stress and reduce inflammation.
I. To examine the feasibility, adoption, extent of implementation, and fidelity of chaplain-delivered CCSH.
Patients undergo 4 to 8 sessions (2-4 per week) of CCSH over 30 minutes with a chaplain while impatient.
PATIENT: Within 6 weeks of scheduled hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT)
PATIENT: > 18 years of age
PATIENT: Speak and read English
CHAPLAIN: Emory Healthcare Chaplain
CHAPLAIN: There will be no exclusion criteria and no consequence to the chaplains for refusing to volunteer
PATIENT: Neurologic or cognitive problems that preclude chaplain-delivered CCSH
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Atlanta Georgia, 30322, United States
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