This activity will educate participants on how to identify potentially impairing conditions that could affect optimal patient care and personal well-being. The activity also will describe how physicians can emotionally and ethically prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement, which represents 25 percent of one’s life.
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Review Date: February 1, 2014
Expiration Date: February 28, 2017
Physicians of all specialties
Upon completion of this activity, physicians should be able to:
1. Identify common cognitive, sensory, and motor illnesses that may affect physicians as they age;
2. Describe signs of under-performance;
3. Recognize the ethical responsibility of physicians to potentially impairing conditions in aging colleagues and themselves to promote safe patient care;
4. Employ steps that address safe practices of senior physicians;
5. Outline a transitional practice plan for aging physicians;
6. Explain the importance of early planning to prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement;
7. Discuss patient care, physician factors, and ethical considerations shown to be significant in preparing for retirement;
8. Apply skills taught in this course to maintaining optimal patient care while planning for a successful retirement; and
9. List considerations for part-time work before retirement.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.
Texas Medical Association