Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Physician Wellness During COVID-19 and Social Unrest: Avoiding Burnout with Self Care

Presented by:
Stefan A. Pasternack, M.D. DLFAPA

Affiliate Professor

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Florida Atlantic University

Teaching Analyst

Florida Psychoanalytic Center


Faculty Disclosure:

Dr Stefan Pasternack has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website:

Release Date:  February 1, 2021
Expiration Date:  January 31, 2024

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify Practice Stresses and the complications caused by Pandemic COVID -19and Societal Crises
  2. Discuss how different stresses impact physicians
  3. Analyze causes and symptoms of burnout
  4. Describe factors in physician suicide
  5. Recognize self-care and wellness practices

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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