When Clinicians Struggle: Finding Support at VUMC [PRC21-7264]
September 20, 2021
December 15, 2021
Question Expiration Policy
Each question may be answered for 48 hours after the question is delivered
The “When Clinicians Struggle: Finding Support at VUMC” Quiz Time Module will equip our VUMC faculty and physicians with the knowledge and skills they need to more readily recognize well-being needs in themselves and in their colleagues. In addition, this module will empower our faculty and physicians to utilize the Faculty and Physician Wellness Program of Work/Life Connections-EAP (FPWP) resources (ex: counseling, peer support, etc.) to support their well-being needs.
The “When Clinicians Struggle: Finding Support at VUMC” Quiz Time project was initiated by VUMC departmental chairs who were interested in developing an effective and efficient way to help VUMC faculty and physicians feel empowered to care for their own well-being. The FPWP at VUMC offers robust services to all VUMC faculty and physicians that include counseling, coaching, assessment, and treatment plans among many others. However, it can be challenging for VUMC faculty and physicians to recognize wellness need in themselves and colleagues and, even when recognized, physicians may be uncertain how to access resources available at FPWP.
While not all faculty and physicians at VUMC may currently be experiencing well-being needs that could benefit from services at the FPWP, it is likely that all faculty and physicians know at least one colleague who might be in need. The “When Clinicians Struggle: Finding Support at VUMC” Quiz Time Module will provide faculty and physicians with valuable information on how to recognize mental health and well-being needs not just in themselves, but also in their colleagues. By ensuring that faculty and physicians know how to find, explain and utilize the resources available through the FPWP program, faculty and physicians at VUMC will be empowered to provide peer-support to their colleagues in need.
Identify the signs and symptoms of burnout
Identify signs of mood disorder
Identify the signs and symptoms of substance abuse
Describe the variety of services available through FPWP of Work-Life Connections/EAP
Explain the process of how to reach out for FPWP of Work-Life Connections/EAP resources
Describe the operational aspects of care
Differentiate the common problematic behaviors that impact physicians' workplace that would benefit from professional assistance
Describe the problem of isolation in our physicians that can result in problematic behaviors
Acknowledge the emotional impact of challenging cases in clinical care that result in problematic behaviors
Describe the value in being self-aware of needs and making referral early-on rather than waiting until the problem is too big
Naming the emotions involved in reaching out for mental health resources
Recognize the science and grounded theory behind mental health care
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 2.75 credits awarded for answering at least 12 questions .
Non-Physician Attendance: 2.75 credits awarded for answering at least 12 questions .