Physician Well-Being: More Than The Absence of Disease

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Category: Professionalism

Physicians are under unprecedented stress with the need to embrace ever growing bodies of information, complex patient challenges, technology, and the complex health care system. This module will offer strategies to nourish meaning and commitment, and enhance resilience in the complex health care environment.

Author

Cynthia Kreger, M.D.

Dr. Kreger is Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine and Director of Ambulatory Education in the Division of General Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University. She has devoted much of her academic career to the education of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. Her specific interests include faculty development, the teaching of communication skills and physical examination skills, and physician well being.

Objectives

  1. Recognize factors contributing to physician distress as well as the personal and professional consequences of physician distress and burnout.
  2. Identify characteristics of individuals with a sense of well-being.
  3. Describe several pedagogical concepts and strategies underlying experiential exercises to enhance resilience in medicine.
  4. Identify several exercises to help promote reflection, self-awareness and self-care in learners.
  5. Become aware of additional resources for fostering well-being in learners.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 80%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.