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EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Education along the spectrum from wellness and work-life balance through to burnout, substance use disorders and mental health concerns in health professionals is essential -  not only to promote personal resilience and prevent health problems, but also to encourage early identification of those health professionals who are experiencing stress, distress and illness.  The PHP is able to offer or facilitate such educational opportunities.

How To Schedule

There are a variety of ways to provide educational opportunities and our staff members present to a growing number and variety of audiences at academic centres, community hospitals, educational events, and conferences throughout Ontario and North America.

If you are interested in booking a presentation, please call us at 1-800-851-6606. Below is a (partial) list of PHP presentation topics that we can provide at your organization. In addition, we can tailor our presentations to address the issues that are unique to your organization.

Types of Presentations:

The Vulnerable Physician: Substance Use Disorders in Doctors
Physician, Heal Thyself: Taking care of the BASICS
Responding to the Needs of Distressed Doctors
Things I Wish I Was Told Starting Medical School
Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians
 


The Vulnerable Physician: Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in Doctors

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the nature and prevalence of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in physicians;
  2. Learn how to recognize and support a colleague in distress;
  3. Become familiar with treatment and recovery support services for physicians experiencing SUDs.

Description:

This is a fundamental educational session designed for medical students, residents and practicing physicians of all kinds about substance use problems amongst physicians.  This presentation can be brief and didactic (e.g. a 45 minute lecture for students or departmental rounds) or it can be offered as a longer, interactive workshop.  It is also possible to include testimonial content from a doctor in recovery.

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Physician, Heal Thyself: Taking Care of BASICS

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the health status of physicians as a population;
  2. Understand the risks associated with chronic, unrelieved stress;
  3. Learn the BASICS paradigm describing resilience practices for physicians.

Description:

This is a fundamental presentation describing the health problems that physicians face with some focus upon unrelieved stress and burnout.  The BASICS paradigm has been developed to organize strategic practices into six easily understood domains.  This material can be offered as a short, didactic presentation (45 minutes with time for Q and A) or in longer, interactive workshop format.

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Responding to the Needs of Distressed Doctors

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Review the nature and prevalence of mental health problems that can impair physician function;
  2. Learn to recognize signs of these conditions along with fundamental response strategies;
  3. Become familiar with resources available to respond to distressed physicians in need.

Description:

This material deals with the kinds of problems that can lead to physician distress and impairment along with developing an understanding of how to recognize and support a colleague in need.  This presentation can be short, in didactic format or it can be developed into a longer, more interactive workshop format.  Case examples are used.

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Things I Wish I Was Told Starting Medical School

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Welcome students to the medical profession
  2. Understand that members of the medical profession have personal health vulnerabilities just as others have.
  3. Emphasize the importance of a continuing practice of self-care throughout medical school and beyond.

Description:

This is an introduction to the medical profession, emphasizing personal health issues, ideally offered to students in the first days of medical school.  It is best combined with other orientation messages.  It can be offered as a lecture or, better, as the framework for a discussion utilizing more senior medical students as part of a panel presentation.

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Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. List some definitions of civility that are relevant to the behaviour of doctors and other healthcare workers in the professional environment;
  2. Describe the impacts of professional behaviour, both civil and uncivil, upon colleagues, co-workers, healthcare teams and patient care;
  3. Identify a grouping of strategies that are associated with and promote civil professional comportment amongst doctors which can be integrated into all levels of professional training and practise.

Description:

This is an educational session designed for medical students, residents and practicing physicians of all kinds describing civility in the professional context – a paradigm exploring fundamental elements that are essential for civil professional conduct. This presentation can be brief and didactic (e.g. a 45 minute lecture for students, departmental rounds or a conference plenary) or it can be offered as a longer, interactive workshop (e.g. 90 minutes, half day, full day). 

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Copyright notice: all presentations are protected by copyright law and may not be copied, published, distributed or downloaded in any form or by any means, electronic or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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The Ontario Medical Review publishes articles about physician health on an ongoing basis. Below are some examples of recent educational materials:

Physician Burnout and Stress Management

Physician Distress or Impairment: Risk Recognition and Management

12 Steps for Doctors who seek rehumanizing

TLC for the Physicians Soul - by Elizabeth Petruccelli

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