Physician Well-Being: More Than The Absence of Disease

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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 Module Evaluation and then the Post Test (which requires a score of 70%), followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.

Continuing Medical Education Disclosure

Physician Well-Being: More Than The Absence of Disease

Description

This enduring material will discuss the following:

Physician Well-Being: More Than The Absence of Disease

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

Planning Committee

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

John Mahan, MD

Heather Brod

Aubre Smith

 

John Mahan also discloses the following:

Grant/Research Support - Abbott Nutrition; Genentech

Consultant/Speaker Bureau - Abbott Nutrition

 

Heather Brod also discloses the following:

Advisory Board Membership –Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association  

 

Their educational unit does not have a financial interest or affiliation with an organization that may receive direct benefit from the subject of the proposed CME activity, and they will not be personally compensated for their role in the planning or execution of this proposed CME activity by an organization other than The Ohio State University:

John Mahan, MD

Heather Brod

Aubre Smith

 

Original Release Date: 7-18-13

Review Date: 1-24-17 Note: No changes were made.

New Release Date: 3-7-17

Original Planning Committee

 

Author
Cynthia Kreger, MD

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.

 

Speaker Disclosures

The following presenter for this educational activity discloses that she has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Her presentation will not include discussion of unapproved or “off-label” usage of commercial products and/or services.

 

Cynthia Kreger, MD

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For Objectives section:

Participants who complete this module will be able to:

  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.

 

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit is only awarded after successful completion of post-test with a minimum of 75%.