Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This workshop focuses on 'survival skills', strategic planning and self-care to facilitate physician well-being. It is designed as an interactive session with both didactic and group discussion activities. Learning strategies will commence with review of extant literature on barriers to physician well-being, and will be illustrated by specific case examples. Small group breakouts will be used to facilitate discussion and creative brainstorming, as well as proactive intervention and problem solving. Finally, audience members will be invited to collectively share their comments, questions and suggestions as components of a "Tool Kit" to facilitate ongoing job satisfaction, work empowerment, and personal resiliency.
Identify barriers and challenges to the well-being of physicians in long term care.
Review multimedia references and resources to augment self-preservation skills.
Use creative brainstorming and proactive problem solving.
Describe components of a "Tool Kit" to facilitate ongoing job satisfaction, work empowerment, and personal resiliency
Speakers(s): Patricia L. Bach, PsyD; Daniel A. Bluestein, MD, MS, CMD; William G. Boger, MD
Disclosure(s): William G. Boger, MD has no disclosures to report. Daniel A. Bluestein, MD, MS, CMD has no disclosures to report. Patricia L. Bach, PsyD has no disclosures to report
References: Quinn, M.A., Wilcox, A., Orav, E.J., Simon, S.R. The relationship between perceived practice quality and quality improvement activities and physician practice dissatisfaction, professional isolation, and work-life stress. MEDICAL CARE 2009; June 18. [Epub ahead of print] Linzer, M., Konrad, T.R. Douglas, J., et al. Managed care, time pressure, and physician job satisfaction: results from the physician work life study. J GEN INTERN MED 2000; 15:441-450. Kearney, M.K., Weininger, R.B., Vachon, M.L., et al. Self-care of physicians caring for patients at the end of life: 'Being connected... a key to my survival.' JAMA. 2009;301(11):1155-1164.
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