This course gives the learners the tools and skills needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Health professionals are susceptible for neglecting their own care for the service of others. This leads to unhealthy habits, physical and emotional neglect, compassion fatigue, and ultimately will have a direct affect on the personal and professional life of the health professional. This course aims at promoting the well-being of health professionals through education and behavior change that promotes a healthy lifestyle. This is a comprehensive course built around the required textbook Stick with It. A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life – For Good by Sean D. Young, PhD (HarperCollins, 2017).
At the completion of the Self-Care for the Health Professional Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:
- Complete a personal health status analysis.
- Analyze one’s personal health assessments.
- Develop a personal health plan that addresses nutrition, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, community and activity.
- Implement behavior change models into one’s personal health plan.
Building upon the lessons below, learners will also critique assigned articles, participate in discussion boards, and compose a comprehensive essay that requires personal application of the course content.
Download the Syllabus Self-Care for the Health Professionals
WEEK 1: CONCEPT OF SELF-CARE
- A brief history of self-care
- Definition of self-care
- Examining self-care practices
WEEK 2: BURNOUT, MORAL INJURY, AND COMPASSION FATIGUE: THE CAUSE
- Define burnout and compassion fatigue
- List stages of burnout
- Discuss the common signs and symptoms of someone going through burnout or compassion fatigue
WEEK 3: BUILDING RESILIENCE: IS THE SCENE SAFE
- Assessing your nutrition and sleep hygiene
- Identify evidence-based individual resilience strategies
WEEK 4: BUILDING RESILIENCE CONTINUED
- Assessing activity, mental, emotional, and spiritual health
- Identify evidence-based individual resilience strategies
- Develop a personal resilience plan
WEEK 5: SELF-CARE RESILIENCE RX: COMMUNITY
- Friends with health benefits
- Friendships, community, and service promote healthy life
- Strategies for building healthy relationships
WEEK 6: STRESS MANAGEMENT, BURNOUT AND COMPASSION FATIGUE
- The physiology of stressing
- Identify the root cause(s)
- Owning your feelings
WEEK 7: RESILIENCY IN CHAOS
- Identifying stressors, burnout, and compassion fatigue outside your control
- Develop emotionally intelligent strategies
- Discuss decision-making strategies in a chaotic or emotionally stressed enivronment
- Stay or Go? Making the tough decision
WEEK 8: ENGAGE IN CHANGE
- Lead the way in promoting self-care
- Engage in advocacy
- Share your story! Make your voice heard
- A personal computer with an up-to-date operating system and ample memory for downloads
- A web browser, preferably the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
- Applications capable of opening Microsoft Word documents and of viewing PDFs
- An Internet connection, preferably high speed
- Capability of viewing YouTube and Vimeo videos
Learners will achieve the course competency objectives through the following educational methods:
- Assigned book and article readings
- Critical analysis
- Group discussions
- Essay Composition
- Simulation exercises
Evaluation Methods & Requirements For Successful Completion
Assessment of the learner’s performance will be based upon:
- Demonstration of the competency objectives using case-studies and simulation
- Completion of all Chapter Discussion Board assignments
- Completion of all Article Discussion Board assignments
- Achievement of ≥80% on the Self-Care for the Health Professional Essay
- Achievement of ≥80% on the Self-Care for the Health Professional Final Exam
- Complete evaluation and credit claims forms at the course conclusion.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the INMED Self-Care for the Health Professional Course is attained through satisfactory completion of the course requirements. Note: CME is not applicable to students or resident physicians.
There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for International Medicine designates this other activity (live course and enduring material) for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Launch Date: March 22, 2021
Accreditation Termination Date: March 22, 2024
Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of completion indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be issued for completing this course. Certificates may be submitted to applicable state boards for recognition.
No persons in control of the content of this course have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
|Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Micah Flint MPA RN DINPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Fred Loper MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Timothy Myrick MD DTMH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Leda Rivera||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
Tuition for the Emergency Pandemic Control Course is $590 for both Master’s degree and non-Master’s degree credit. No additional charge is added for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
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Micah Flint, MPA, RN, DINPH