Rebuilding the Physician: Blueprint for Growth will be the theme of the Physician Health and Wellness fall conference held Oct. 14–15 at the Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. Presented by the TMA Committee on Physician Health and Wellness (PHW), the conference has been accredited for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, seven of which are designated as ethics and/or professional responsibility education. Register now.
The conference is geared toward physicians of all specialties; members and consultants of state and county medical society Physician Health and Wellness committees; district coordinators; regional education team members; hospital representatives, including chiefs of staff, medical staff coordinators, and members of hospital-based peer assistance committees; and others. The conference will highlight strategies for promoting patient safety, physician health, and resilience.
Presentations during the conference will include Disease Process of Addiction; Shame and Stigma; Drugs of Abuse and Dependence; Legal Aspects of the Practice of Medicine: What You Don't Know Can Get You in Trouble; Post-Traumatic Growth; Intervention for Colleagues; Moving From Compliance to Recovery; 12-Step Recovery Rationale; and Dealing With Subtle and Covert Grief in Day-to-Day Practice.
Conference attendees will learn to:
- Recognize that substance use disorders (SUDs) are treatable diseases;
- Identify methods for addressing stigma and shame effectively and ethically in those seeking treatment for SUDs and other psychiatric illnesses;
- List drugs commonly abused and assess how abuse can lead to dependence;
- Evaluate how post-traumatic growth is essential to individuals becoming stronger after an adverse event;
- Apply ethical principles when planning and conducting an intervention on colleagues;
- Determine how to help physicians progress from compliance to recovery;
- Assess the relevance of 12-step programs to the recovery process; and
- Demonstrate methods to respond to subtle and covert grief with professionalism.
To request a brochure or for additional information, contact Linda Kuhn by phone at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1342, or (512) 370-1342, or by email.
Action, Sept. 1, 2016
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