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Who Heals The Healer? Improving Physician Health and Quality of Care (1 credit Video)

Hours: 1.00

Target Audience: Physicians of all specialties. Other interested healthcare providers are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: July 22, 2014
Review Date: May 10, 2017
Expiration Date: May 10, 2020

Description: Recent large-scale surveys of physicians show high numbers of respondents endorsing statements of stress and burnout. This video presentation by an emergency medicine physician examines the quantifiable effects of physician stress on the physician’s physiology and on the patient’s quality of care. Dr. Drill-Mellum offers strategies and techniques for building resilience and emphasizes the responsibility of the physician to actively manage stress.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1)    List the ways in which stress and sleeplessness impair physicians’ health.
2)    Describe how physician stress and burnout affect the quality of care rendered.
3)    Implement one or more techniques for managing one’s own stress.
4)    Teach one or more techniques for managing stress to another physician, healthcare provider or patient.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 5 out of 6 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, ' . $this->title . ' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Pathology
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Urology



State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

Disclosure Policy - Read

Disclosure: The speaker, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Laurie C. Drill-Mellum, MD, MPH - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2014

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education. This course is complimentary for Physicians Insurance members.

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