Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K)

This downloadable Bibliography has all entries sorted by author. The entries in the bibliography have been categorized below by topic and also by type (doctoral dissertation, journal article etc.).

Walking the labyrinth: Its impact on healthcare professionals in a hospital setting

Fairbloom, L.

Abstract: SWCHSC was the first Canadian hospital to install a permanent labyrinth. This qualitative study focused on exploring the impact of walking the labyrinth on healthcare professionals in their workplace setting. Eleven participants were interviewed. Results included positive and negative experiences. Not all participants' expectations were met; however, the majority deemed the labyrinth to be beneficial. Participants found it offered "time out" in a hectic workplace environment and created opportunities to "re-energize," "re-focus," "reduce stress," "seek clarity," "facilitate calm," and "nurture the soul." It was believed to assist in teaching healthcare providers to better care for themselves at work and improve their coping mechanisms in a demanding and stressful workplace environment. All participants expressed interest in walking the labyrinth again and would recommend it to others based on their experience. Methods to improve the utilization and potential benefit of the labyrinth in this setting were identified and future research directions suggested.

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