Being a physician can be very stressful and not just during the holidays. How you deal with this stress is directly related to your qualify of life. This activity offers (a) a review of factors that increase risk for burnout, (b) tools to evaluate your stress and the impact of malpractice suits on your performance of patient care, and (c) suggestions for implementing healthy coping skills.
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2005
Review Date: Jan. 1, 2015
Expiration Date: March 12, 2018
Physicians of all specialties
Upon completion of this activity, physicians should be able to:
- Recognize factors that contribute to stress and burnout in the medical profession.
- Describe the continuum of stress, burnout, and impairment.
- Assess personal risk for burnout.
- Explain that unresolved stress can lead to unethical behaviors.
- Identify and apply healthy coping skills that improve ethical behavior, enrich personal resilience, manage stress, and prevent burnout.
- Assimilate ethical issues, legal considerations, societal needs, and personal autonomy as they relate to malpractice litigation.
- List reasons why patients sue their physician.
- Identify the response patterns of grief as they relate to the litigation process.
- Formulate strategies to maintain professionalism and high ethical standards of care.
- Develop a risk management plan to reduce the likelihood of malpractice suits.
- Apply several coping strategies when facing a malpractice suit.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an onlne test and course evaluation.
Registration fees are not refundable.