Mindfulness and Wellness for Primary Care Teams (1 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, and MFTs
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Colgan, D. D., Christopher, M., Bowen, S., Brems, C., Hunsinger, M., Tucker, B., and Dapolonia, E. (2019). Mindfulness-based Wellness and Resilience intervention among interdisciplinary primary care teams: a mixed-methods feasibility and acceptability trial, Primary Health Care Research & Development, 20(91), 1-8.
Course Description: Burnout is an ongoing problem that affects the healthcare workforce. It is characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased professional effectiveness. Burnout is driven by increased tasks, overall workload, poor work-life balance, lack of flexibility, autonomy, and a lack of social support/community at work. These factors influence increased levels of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in physicians. Researchers found that Mindfulness-based Wellness and Resilience provides multiple perceived benefits to the individual healthcare provider, the cohesion of the healthcare team, and enhanced patient care.
- Review the literature regarding physician burnout and delivery models of mindfulness-based resilience interventions
- Explore the feasibility and acceptability of the Mindfulness-based Wellness and Resilience program among interdisciplinary primary care teams
- Understand the statistical findings and conclusions regarding burnout, resilience, mindfulness, and teamwork training in the primary care setting
- Read and understand Mindfulness-based Wellness and Resilience intervention among interdisciplinary primary care teams: a mixed-methods feasibility and acceptability trial
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to burnout coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article