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Physician Burnout & Suicide: When Healers Need Healing

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Family Medicine |  Primary Care |  Anesthesiology |  Depression |  Emergency Medicine |  Mental Health |  Physician Burnout |  Psychiatry |  Psychology |  Sleep Disorders |  Substance Abuse |  Suicide
Matthew Pitcher, DO
51 Minutes
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Physicians are at a higher risk for suicidal ideation and completing suicide compared to professionals in other fields. They are also at risk for occupation burnout, which can lead to depression and suicide. The literature demonstrates that at-risk physicians are less likely to seek care for mental health conditions because they fear they will be stigmatized and affect their license to practice. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learners will be able to identify and address the warning signs and risk factors of physician suicide and burnout.
  • The confidence of learners to identify and support at-risk physicians will improve.  
  • Learners' ability to implement intervention using available resources will increase.
  • Learners will increase their awareness of physicians' stressors and why their resilience may be worn down in the current healthcare environment.

Accreditation Statement:
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.  MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




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Matthew D. Pitcher, DO, is a provider specializing in inpatient psychiatry in Provo, UT, at Utah Valley Hospital.

He graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his psychiatry residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Pitcher is Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology (2015) and Forensic Psychiatry (2017).

Dr. Pitcher discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.



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