The Emotional Side of Practicing Medicine
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Healthcare providers may celebrate victories with one patient and go on to deliver devastating news to another. Therefore, it is no surprise that practicing medicine can take an intense emotional toll on providers, affecting clinical performance and patient care. Countless internal and external factors may influence the emotional state of a healthcare provider, and providers must acknowledge their emotions and have the competence to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their patients.
DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
- Discuss emotional responses in medicine and throughout medical training.
- Describe the myriad of ways these emotional responses can be triggered while working as physicians.
- Recognize personal emotional responses and how they can impact academic performance as well as patient care.
- Describe potential methods to reduce burnout, including improving work-life balance, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and resiliency.
IMPORTANT! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors. Only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site.
Adam Bertroche, DO'17
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Des Moines University
Dr. Bertroche received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University (DMU) in 2017. He completed his categorical psychiatry residency in 2021 at the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUMC), where he received an Excellence in Scholarship Award. In his last year at KUMC, Dr. Bertroche was chief psychiatry resident at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital. In his role at DMU, he will also see patients as the psychiatrist for the University's new Behavioral Health Clinic. Dr. Bertroche values his opportunity to contribute to the development of future healthcare providers and has developed learning tools related to comprehensive suicide risk evaluation and understanding differential diagnoses for the most common psychiatric presentations. As a physician, he knows first-hand the emotional aspect of the practice of medicine that is evident throughout training and beyond.
Grethel Perez, DO'22
Osteopathic Medical Student, Des Moines University
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose:
- Adam Bertroche, DO’17, Speaker
- Grethel Perez, DO'22, Speaker
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 CPME
- 1.00 IBON
Two attendance options:
- Des Moines University students, faculty, and staff - No registration is necessary. Attend on-site or on-line.
- All other interested individuals - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors; only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site. Register through Zoom.