Physician Suicide Prevention: Listening to the Voices of Experience

About the virtual session
There is rising national attention concerning physician suicide. Much of the dialogue is centered on barriers to care for physicians as well as the overall level of stress from COVID-19 superimposed on already high rates of burnout and moral injury. This program is designed to share resources and support and recognize the importance of our ability to be there for each other.

A call to action to inspire and educate!

This is a complimentary 2 hour, on-demand education program brought to you by the FSPHP, in collaboration with AFSP. 
Register at the link below to obtain access. For those seeking CME, there is a $50.00 fee.

About the Speakers

Target Audience
This activity was designed for leaders of national associations and Physician Health Programs impacted by physician suicide, health care practitioners, counselors, therapists, members and staff of medical and osteopathic boards, as well as individuals interested in medical licensing, regulation and discipline.    

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Reinforce knowledge of risk factors unique to physician suicide and evidence-informed prevention strategies
  • Discuss the role of Physician Health Programs (PHP) and the impact of a physician suicide at a PHP, the options for support, and the benefits of access to therapy and peer groups via telehealth
  • Recognize what PHPs are doing to mitigate risk of suicide among their participants and in their communities as well as postvention support for staff
  • Raise awareness of joint efforts and resources from the leaders in the field at national associations to empower healthcare leaders, workers, and workplaces to create cultures of safety and help seeking among health professionals
  • Demonstrate how to screen and have a conversation with someone at risk, and create comfort and decrease the bystander effect

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Federation of State Medical Boards is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statements
The Federation of State Medical Boards designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Federation of State Medical Boards certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating they participated in the activity that was designated for 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Disclosure of Significant Relationships with Relevant Commercial Companies and Organizations
The FSMB endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Guidelines for Commercial Support. Every effort has been made to encourage faculty to disclose any commercial relationships or personal benefit with commercial companies whose products are discussed in the educational presentation. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentations but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the FSMB are expected to disclose to learners any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).

Conflict of interest statements were reviewed for all conference planners and presenters. The speakers, course director and planners at the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have no relevant financial interests to disclose.

Instructions for Participants and Obtaining CME Credit
CME registration fee is $50.00. To receive credit and a certificate, participants must view this CME activity in its entirety and complete the evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 2 hours.   

This webinar was originally recorded on December 7, 2020, and expires on June 8, 2023.

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