This activity teaches participants to recognize signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders and identify patterns of disruptive behavior in physicians. It includes discussion of an intervention process that can be used to approach colleagues who exhibit psychiatric disorders or disruptive behavior.
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Released May 1, 2008
Reviewed May 2, 2011
Expires April 22, 2014
This program is designed for hospital leaders and physicians in all specialties.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe common mood, anxiety, and personality issues in physicians
- Recognize the risk factors for suicide in physicians
- Define approaches to recognize, treat, and facilitate recovery of symptomatic colleagues
- State the ways how they will need to modify their approach to address a colleague who exhibits mental disorder symptoms
- Demonstrate behaviors that characterize ethical professional conduct
- Define the concept of professionalism
- Distinguish among appropriate, inappropriate, and disruptive behavior
- Explain the intent of the Joint Commission leadership standard
- Formulate an action plan that addresses behaviors which undermine the culture of safety
- Review the ethical obligations of physicians to protect patient and public health through appropriate interventions
- Summarize intervention goals and implement processes that address disruptive behavior in physicians
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.