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Event Details

Physician Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience

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Dates: April 10, 2018 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Webinar (in conjunction with the Iowa Hospital Association)

Registration Deadline: April 03, 2018

Awareness of high rates of burnout, depression and suicide in physicians and other health care professionals is leading to changes within the medical profession at all levels.

Program Overview

Most mental health problems can be effectively managed, but real and perceived barriers such as confidentiality concerns and fear of negative ramifications on one's reputation, licensure or hospital privileging keep many physicians from addressing their mental health needs. Unattended distress has ramifications for physicians as well as the health care industry and patient safety.

In addition to individual risk factors and stress load, institutional culture plays a critical role leading physicians to rationalize distress as part of their professional identity. There are several initiatives with demonstrated effectiveness in medical settings which can be scaled up for greatest impact: education and stigma reduction efforts, policies and procedures that treat mental health on par with physical health and efforts that promote an overarching culture of respect. Further strides can be made by addressing hospital and state licensing forms' questions related to mental health, ensuring that questions pertain to competence rather than illness or replacing questions altogether with a statement encouraging proactive actions to protect physician mental health and safe practice.

Program Objectives

  • Summarize the risk and protective factors of suicide in physicians
  • Discuss the role of stigma as a barrier to seeking change and developing positive culture change
  • Differentiate the gender differences for female and male physicians related to suicide risk
  • Discuss individual as well as organizational strategies to prevent suicide and burnout

Faculty

Dr. Christine Moutier is the chief medical officer for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting his leading cause of death. Since earning her medical degree and training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Moutier has been a practicing psychiatrist, dean in the medical school, medical director of the inpatient psychiatric unit a the VA Medical Center in La Jolla. She has been clinically active with diverse patient populations, such as veterans, Asian refugee populations, physicians and academic leaders with mental health conditions. She has presented at the White House, testified before the US Congress on suicide prevention and has appeared as an expert in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine, The Economist, The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, NBC, and other print and television outlets.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will be of particular interest to physicians, nurses, chief executive officers, chief nursing officers, and chief operating officers.

Pricing and Registration Information

Fee

$199 HAP Member Rate (includes 1 phone line/web connection per site. Additional phone lines will be billed at $199)

$299 Non-Member Rate (includes 1 phone line/web connection per site. Additional phone lines will be billed at $299)

Fee includes handout materials forwarded via email prior to the session.

Registration Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 4. There is a $25 administrative fee on all cancellations. Cancellations must be received in writing.

The registration deadline is April 3.

Certificate of Attendance

A general certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants. Some national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance when you submit the course outline (save the brochure) and your certificate of attendance. It is recommended you contact your own board or organization to find out what is required.

How the Webinar Will Work

There is no limit to the number of staff from your office per connection who can tune in to the seminar via speakerphone and computer. Additional connections dialing/logging in will be billed. Enjoy the benefits of attending a live conference without having to leave the office.

Upon receipt of registration, confirmation will be emailed to the registrant. Dial-in instructions will be emailed to each registrant’s email address approximately 48 hours prior to the program, including information on how to obtain handout materials for the conference. If you do not receive an email by this date, please email HAP_Education_Services@HAPonline.org.

Please register only one name per connection.

 

Questions

For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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