Using Narrative Medicine to Create Resilience
Learn tools from the interdisciplinary field of Narrative Medicine including close-reading, prompted-timed writing, and close-listening as both a solution to clinician burnout and a tool for clinical practice and patient management.
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?
This presentation will discuss the interdisciplinary field of Narrative Medicine, concepts of physician well-being and healthcare burnout statistics as it pertains to the need to shift our current paradigm and structural framework of health and medicine. Definitions of burnout, moral distress and moral injury will be presented. Narrative Medicine methods, including close-reading, prompted-timed writing, close-listening under the careful guidance of the facilitator using pre-selected texts (poem, piece of visual or performance art), learning skills and perspectives will be presented as both a solution to clinician burnout and a tool for clinical practice for patient management.
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 .75 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...
- Describe Narrative Medicine methods and concepts including paradox, contradictions, and free associations.
- Develop Narrative Medicine tools to strengthen a sense of connection to authentic, intuitive and complex responses through story.
- Learn Narrative Medicine techniques to experience a more satisfying clinician experience by a restructuring connections with self and patients.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Jennifer Pollard Ruiz, MD, MPH, ABIHM
Jennifer Pollard Ruiz, MD MPH is a board-certiﬁed family physician and medical writer. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1998 and has a master’s degree in public health. She completed her residency at the Center for Family and Community Medicine at Columbia University in New York City in 2001. As a diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine since 2014, Dr. Pollard Ruiz has an inclusive philosophy toward integrative strategies and believes in a whole-person approach to care that is personalized and collaborative. She emphasizes prevention and using evidenced-based guidance to improve quality of life for individuals and communities.
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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