North Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
Title: Assessment of Physicians as they encounter the Mental Health System
Presenter(s): Edgar P. Nace, M.D.
Date/Time: October 28, 2021 -- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Dallas, TX and Virtual
Credit Hours: 1.5 hours
Physicians, as with the general population, may encounter mental health systems voluntarily to address stress-related emotional turmoil, ongoing emotional disturbance, or a mental disorder (including substance use disorders). Alternatively, physicians may be non-self-referred by a state or hospital physician health program or by a practice group. The latter are particularly vulnerable to licensure or practice privilege consequences, financial consequences, and impacts on career trajectory and self-esteem. An assessment of the diagnosis (if, any) and the treatment needs (if indicated) of these physicians needs to appreciate, not only the mental status and history of the physician but the context of the referral, how the findings of the assessment may be interpreted, and the consequences of diagnoses and recommendations. A review of current data on substance use issues, other psychiatric diagnoses, and suicidality, will be provided. Focus on specific aspects of assessment and consequences for physicians will be illustrated through case studies.
1) Understand the process necessary for a competent assessment.
2) Appreciate the personal and professional consequences of the assessment findings/conclusions.
3) Increased awareness of how data on physician suicidality and depression is determined and changes in prevalence.
4) Be better able to contextualize findings of substance “misuse” and substance use disorder.
Continuing Medical Education
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 American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and The Dallas Psychoanalytic Center (DPC). APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of _1.5_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have 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. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. -Updated July 2021-