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Behavioral Health Issues, Disruptive Behavior, and Professionalism
This activity addresses behavioral disorders, psychiatric illness, and disruptive behavior in physicians. It also outlines an intervention process for approaching colleagues who may have these problems.
Release date: May 1, 2008
Review date: Jan. 6, 2017
Expiration date: Feb. 6, 2021
Physicians of all specialties; hospital leadership
Medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism
Upon completion of this activity, physicians should be able to:
- Describe common mood, anxiety, psychotic, and personality problems in physicians;
- Recognize the risk factors for suicide in physicians;
- Demonstrate behaviors that characterize ethical professional conduct;
- Describe appropriate behavior in physicians;
- Distinguish between appropriate, inappropriate, and disruptive behavior;
- Formulate a physician action plan that promotes the culture of safety and respect;
- Summarize processes that support respectful behavior in physicians;
- Define approaches for recognizing, referring, and facilitating recovery of symptomatic colleagues;
- Review the ethical obligations of physicians to protect patient and public health through appropriate interventions; and
- Explain how to help themselves and/or a colleague who exhibits signs and symptoms of behavioral health problems.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.
|2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
On select courses, the Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.
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This course has been designated for 2 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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