In recent years, health care workers have had increasing rates of moral distress and burnout, and the current global coronavirus pandemic has only worsened this threat to the medical workforce (Panagioti, 2019). Mindfulness practices have been shown to improve psychological functioning in the workplace (Janssen, 2018).

Target Audience

Physicians, psychologists, residents, fellows, and medical students.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Discuss the practice of mindfulness
  2. Engage in a brief mindfulness exercise

Additional Information

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance
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Guest Speaker

Ellen Flynn, MD, MTS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of the Resilience Initiative
Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.

This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.

Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest

The following speaker and planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Speaker: Ellen Flynn, MD, MTS
Planning Committee Members: Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, Kathleen Haslam, Maria Sullivan, Andrea Goldstein, MPA

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 0.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only). 

Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 0.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance
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