Promoting Physician Well-Being: How to Thrive in Medicine by Managing Physician Stress

The sources of stress and dissatisfaction among the healthcare workforce are myriad and interrelated. These sources include financial pressures that affect staffing and workload, and the pressure to provide quality patient care despite the increased workload. During this lecture, Dr. Chalfin will discuss how to recognize the signs of fatigue, sleep deprivation, burnout, depression and substance abuse on physicians’ functioning and performance.

Target Audience

Baptist Health GME faculty including family medicine practitioners, cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, hospitalists, obstetricians, gynecologists, nephrologists, hematologists/oncologists, infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, ENTs, ophthalmologists, urologists, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, medical students, residents, fellows and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of well-being for physicians and residents.
  • Identify the ACGME Common Program Requirements for Residency Education (formally known as Duty Hour regulations). 
  • Recognize the signs of fatigue, sleep deprivation, burnout, depression and substance abuse.  
  • Identify the effect of fatigue, sleep deprivation, burnout, depression and substance abuse on physicians' functioning and performance. 
  • Implement strategies for thriving in medicine.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Travis, J. W., & Ryan, R. S. (2004). Wellness workbook: How to achieve enduring health and vitality. Random House Digital, Inc..
  • Goldman, M. L., Bernstein, C. A., Konopasek, L., Arbuckle, M., & Mayer, L. E. (2018). An intervention framework for institutions to meet new ACGME common program requirements for physician well-being. Academic Psychiatry, 42(4), 542-547.
  • Shapiro, D. E., Duquette, C., Abbott, L. M., Babineau, T., Pearl, A., & Haidet, P. (2019). Beyond burnout: a physician wellness hierarchy designed to prioritize interventions at the systems level. The American journal of medicine, 132(5), 556-563.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
09/01/2022
Course expires: 
11/10/2023

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Child Psychology Associates
Director, Behavioral Medicine Training 
Family Medicine Residency Program, 
West Kendall Baptist Hospital/Florida International University
Consultant, GME Programs, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning
Baptist Health South Florida

Susan Chalfin, Ph.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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