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Activity Overview

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: Other
  • Credit Amount: 0.25
  • Cost: $100.00
  • Release: Jul 12, 2016
  • Expires: Jul 12, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    15 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)

Faculty

Judson Brewer Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry
UMass Medical School

Tara Healey Tara Healey, MEd
Program Director for Mindfulness Based Learning
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Needs Statement

This CME/CNE accredited online program will help train clinicians on how mindfulness practices can improve patient-centered communication, resulting in more engaged patients and in turn encouraging better patient outcomes.

Clinicians should be aware that studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain and could be a major benefit for patients suffering from these conditions. Other health benefits include enhanced immune function, improved blood pressure and healthier cardiac function. Studies also show that people who practice mindfulness have increased motivation to make lifestyle changes.
 
The program consists of 5 video segments of approximately 40 minutes each that can be viewed at your own pace. A short post-test will follow each video. Once you have completed the final evaluation, you will be able to instantly print out a CME or CNE certificate.

 

Target Audience

Medical, human resources, and others who are interested in mindfulness.

 

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain positive and negative reinforcement, and how each can contribute to “dis-ease”.
  • Define and describe mindfulness.
  • Identify at least 3 methods of meditation practice.
  • List and discuss the clinical and broad-ranging benefits and impacts of the practice of mindfulness on one’s life and the lives of those around them.
  • Identify the latest scientific data around the activity changes in the brain that contribute to behavior change.
  • Perform and practice sitting or standing meditation.
  • List the factors that support establishing a daily practice and how to deal with one’s resistance to practicing.
  • Identify at least 3 reliable mindfulness resources.

 

Accreditation

Other
The Boston University School of Medicine certifies this activity for 0.25 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests.  This information is disclosed to activity participants.  Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve apparent conflicts of interest.  In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Speakers

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Speaker is a stockholder for Claritas MindSciences. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/ investigational uses of a commercial product.

Tara Healey, MEd
Speaker has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Planning Committee
The planning committee are all employees of Havard Pilgrim Health Care.  None of the planning committee have anything to disclose.

Angelique Sobol, BA
Communications Specialist

Karen Salvato, BA
Clinical Programs Specialist

Jennifer Rollo, RPh, CDE
Clinical Programs Specialist

Jon Roberts, MA
Program Manager, Mindfulness Based Learning

Lydia Bernstein, MPH
Director, Clinical Programs

Sheila-Beth Leonard MS, RN
CNE Course Advisor
Clinical Training and Development
Care and Disease Management

Tami Ireland, MPH
Director, Population Health Improvement

Course Director and Lead Nurse Planner

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Course Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine
Planner has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support.

Patti-Ann Collins, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine
Planner has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support.

 

Jointly Provided By:

Boston University School of Medicine

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care includes Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and its affiliates,
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Connecticut, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England
and HPHC Insurance Company.

Tuition

Physician (MD, DO) – $150 (includes 3.75 CME credits)
Nurse (RN, NP, PA) – $125 (includes 3.75 CNE credits)
Others – $100 (does not include CME or CNE credits)

Accreditiation

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 Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 3.75

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY OR HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.