Meditation in a Pandemic – 2

In this episode of our miniseries, EM physician and wellness expert, Dr. Wendy Lau, returns with a guided meditation, using the GRACE framework. This practice helps us breathe, relax, and cope with the stress we are all feeling during the coronavirus pandemic. Get comfortable, close your eyes, and meditate with us. 

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Wendy Lau, Emergency Medicine Physician, Wellness Expert and Yoga Instructor, with a background in Zen Buddhism.


Dr. Wendy Lau’s Website, including Physician Pandemic Support

Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot at Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rushton, Cynda. Moral Resilience: Transforming Meal Suffering in Healthcare. Oxford University Press, October 2018. 

Rushton, CH. Principled Moral Outrage: An Antidote to Moral Distress? AACN Advanced Critical Care 2013 Jan-Mar;24(1):82-9 

Turner K, Rushton CH. “Why Are We Doing This?” Creating New Narratives to Meet Futility With Integrity. AACN Adv Criti Care. Summer 2019;30(2):198-203

Rushton CH. Cultivating Moral Resilience. Am J Nurs. 2017 Feb;117(2 Suppl 1):S11-S15


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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