An Integrative Understanding of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
A review of the mythology of the wounded healer and current models of contemplative neuroscience, trauma, and integrative physiology will be discussed, including a model of simple practices that can transform the practice of medicine from exhausting to enlivening.
2022 Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2022
1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation
Time to Complete
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What is this course about?
Healthcare professionals are experiencing escalating levels of physical and emotional exhaustion, and many are questioning their ability to maintain their calling as healers in a society that is experiencing a crisis of inner ecology - just as devastating as the outer environment climate crisis. Current approaches to addressing healthcare professional burnout have often proven inadequate, and may even exacerbate symptoms. Integrative models of health and healing provide a pathway for addressing burnout and supporting flourishing among healers. This presentation builds upon the mythology of the wounded healer that describes a clear roadmap back to flourishing, which combines the perennial wisdom of ancient healing traditions with the power and genius of modern scientific approaches. A review of the mythology of the wounded healer and current models of contemplative neuroscience, trauma, and integrative physiology will be discussed. Most importantly, the model describes simple practices that can transform the practice of medicine from an exhausting workload into an enlivening experience.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Recognize the psychological stages of development as a healer.
- Examine the impact of personal and collective trauma on wellbeing.
- Describe the principles of contemplative neuroscience.
- Describe the characteristics of a flourishing healer.
- Employ specific practices in daily routine to enhance flourishing.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
James Duffy, MD, DABMA, FANPA, FAAHPM, ABIM
James Duﬀy, MD, FANPA, DABMA, ABIM is currently an integrative neuropsychiatrist at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute in Connecticut. He was most recently a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UCSF. He has previously been a full professor at Cornell, the University of Texas, and the University of Connecticut. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is board certiﬁed in psychiatry, integrative medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and medical acupuncture. He has been working in areas relating to clinician ﬂourishing for more than twenty years.
No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.
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