Circle Talk: Mindfulness in the Practice of Clinical Neurology

Event Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Experiential Learning Area
Director(s): Paul Schanfield MD
Description: This discussion will focus on the following characteristics of mindfulness: Physician self-awareness Relationships with colleagues, nurses and others Relationships with patients, including listening, humor, conveying bad news and teaching families to say "goodbye," professional honesty, facing uncertainty and mistakes The benefit of utilizing clinical mindfulness in the prevention of professional burnout Barriers in today's healthcare system to practicing clinical mindfulness
Completion Message: Attendees should have a clear concept of how "social-emotional" skills influence their ability to practice clinical neurology, including: Physician self-awareness Physician relationships with colleagues, nurses and other healthcare providers Physician relationships with patients: (a) convey meaningful information at the right time (especially bad news); (b) listening!!! (c) importance of humor; (d) respect for patients and shared decision making; (e) allow sufficient time to treat patients as individual human beings, not a prototype of a codable disease; (f) significance of understanding the direct/indirect affect of illness on patient/family; (g) professional honesty and how to face uncertainty and mistakes; (h) teach families the 5-step "goodbye"
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism

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