Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience

Mindful Practice Facilitator Training Workshop

This workshop will be offered online, December 1-5, 2020, with sessions between 9am and 5pm Eastern (USA) Time.

A 5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinicians and medical educators deepen their skills in mindful practice, advance their teaching skills, and implement Mindful Practice® programs at their home institutions. Mindful Practice promotes effective, efficient and compassionate care while also improving clinicians' own resilience and well-being by building clinicians' attentiveness, situational awareness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations.  The workshop helps participants define and realize their learning goals in an experiential learning environment. 

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education, this is a participatory, hands-on program that combines didactic presentations and hands-on training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. It also provides guidance in teaching and facilitation skills in large- and small-group settings, and incorporation of mindful practice programs into medical education and healthcare institutions.

Session themes address topics such as attention, suffering, teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, grief and loss, resilience and compassion. 

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

1. Articulate principles of and evidence supporting mindful practice programs.
2. Demonstrate skills in introducing, guiding, and embodying individual contemplative practices.
3. Demonstrate skills in introducing and conducting key interpersonal elements of mindful practice programs, including salon, narrative exercises, appreciative interviews, and inquiry.
4. Demonstrate teaching and facilitation skills in large-group and small-group settings.
5. Demonstrate how to anticipate and respond to commonly encountered learner difficulties during mindful practice programs.
6. Describe ways of incorporating mindful practice into healthcare institutions.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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