2020 UT Southwestern Health System Celebration of Excellence - Keynote (RP2002J)

February 21, 2020

Clinician burnout has three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a decreased sense of personal accomplishment. Early signs include declining professional performance and morale, physical and somatic symptoms and behavioral changes. More advanced signs include self-medication and serious self-doubt. This often all boils down to loneliness and/or professional isolation. But how can that be? Clinicians often see 30 patients per day and interact with a whole host of other practitioners. What research is telling us is that providers are being tasked with so many things that the simple human interactions between colleagues don’t take place as much as they used to. Often times, these interactions cease to exist altogether. As part of executive leadership’s continuing commitment to enhance the lives of our medical staff, this symposium will present information about burnout and building workforce resilience. As a part of the Celebration of Excellence, we will be offering a keynote and fireside chat in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. The breakout sessions will be a continuation of the morning's discussion around burnout and resiliency but offer training and discussion on practical tool and techniques to identify and address these issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how increases in stress at the societal and patient care area levels impact care quality and self-care in general.
  • Describe how to measure care environment norms that enhance/hinder work-life balance.
  • Apply a simple resilience exercise that enhances resilience, increases happiness and decreases depression.
  • Develop self-reflection capability to rapidly identify burnout tendencies Identify tools and techniques to address burnout and increase resilience in the workplace. 
  • Recall the commitment of UTSW to acknowledge burnout and caregiver risk List the tools that are locally available to help caregivers deal with burnout, and provide connecting points for local resources.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/21/2020 - 9:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/21/2020 - 10:30am CST

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA
  • 1.50 Attendance


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