Physician Wellness and Mindfulness
One in every three physicians is experiencing burnout at any given time according to studies involving nearly every medical and surgical specialty. Physician burnout has been linked to detrimental consequences including lower patient satisfaction and care quality; higher medical error rates and malpractice risk; higher physician and staff turnover and serious mental health issues including addiction. A recent national lifestyle study demonstrates that physicians who learned to focus on self-awareness and mindful communication showed improvements in measures of well-being and demonstrated an enhancement in personal characteristics associated with a more patient-centered orientation to clinical care.
West Kendall Baptist Hospital GME faculty including Family Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Hospitalists, Ob/Gyns, Nephrologists, Hematologists, Oncologists, Infectious Disease Specialists, Gastroenterologists, Neurologists, ENTs, Ophthalmologists, Urologists, Pulmonologists, Critical Care Physicians, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Respiratory Therapists, Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and other interested healthcare professionals.
- Describe how psychological and emotional states influence physical health and illness.
- Explain the roles of peer support, resiliency, mindfulness and compassionate care as countermeasures to address physician stress and burnout.
- Develop strategies to overcome barriers to integrating these methods into your medical practice.
Jorge Camilo Mora, M.D., MPH
Professional Development Strand Leader
Clinical Nutrition Director
Interim Chief Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Community Health
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Jorge Camilo Mora, M.D., MPH has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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