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The Fabric of Balance and Happiness
Although it is impossible to modify your brain so you always feel happy, you can take control and cultivate positive emotions. A happy, balanced life starts from within. Getting to know yourself and identifying your personal core values can contribute to your happiness and well-being. Learn new skills to provide a more positive vibe in your life no matter how difficult the experience may be.
Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain the unique nature of work-life balance for each individual;
- Describe risk factors for physicians that lead to imbalance and potential ethical violations;
- Recognize that happiness is achievable; Summarize historical aspects regarding the science of happiness;
- Explain elements of the evolving science of happiness;
- Identify myths regarding happiness;
- Recognize that they must actively initiate and maintain balance in their lives;
- Devise a plan to tailor the balancing process to their individual circumstances;
- Assess the importance of identifying personal core values congruent with prioritizing life activities;
- List virtues that can contribute to happiness and well-being;
- Apply virtues of happiness to improve their professional and personal lives, and the lives of their patients;
- Recognize that a more balanced life may improve patient care and safety;
- Identify personal, professional, and ethical consequences of an imbalanced life; and
- Recognize that happiness augments ethical behavior.
CompetenciesThis program addresses the following desirable physician attributes: Professionalism; Patient care; Interprofessional practice; Practice-based learning and improvement; Interpersonal and communication skills.
Target AudienceThis program is developed for physicians, residents, and students of all medical professionals in all specialties.Released: March 22, 2016Revised: Sept. 5, 2018Expires: June 30, 2022
Return PolicyNo refunds or exchanges will be processed for this program.
|2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
On select courses, the Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.
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This course has been designated for 2 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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