Module 4: Stress

As there is more demand on the clinical staff in a clinical practice setting, there is a need to address how the increase in that demand is affecting clinicians. Providing methods for recognizing the signs of burnout, managing work related tasks, coping with stress, increasing physical activity, improved nutritional intake, can assist in making better choices. Literature has shown that when providers make healthy choices, they pass on that knowledge to others, which can include the patient population.

Use the PAVING Wheel to measure your overall wellness: PDF iconPAVING Wheel.pdf

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, therapists, and other applied health professionals

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify trends in clinican burnout
  2. Employ evidence-based strategies to increase well-being
  3. Utilize evidence-based guidelines for exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress reduction & social connection

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Surgery & Mass General Brigham

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Beth Frates, MD - Course Director
Assistant Professor - Part Time, Harvard Medical School
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Boston, MA

Disclosure Summary of Relevant Financial Relatinships

Companies that are ineligible to be accredited in the ACCME System (ineligible companies) are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples of such organizations include:

  • Advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies
  • Bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process
  • Compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds
  • Device manufacturers or distributors                             
  • Diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products
  • Growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements
  • Manufacturers of health-related wearable products
  • Pharmaceutical companies or distributors
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Reagent manufacturers or sellers

For more information:

Mass General Brigham has implemented a process to mitigate relevant financial relationships for this continuing education (CE) activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public. 

The following planners have reported a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company:

Beth Frates, MD
Scientific Advisory Board: Jenny Craig
Medical Advisory Board: obVus Solutions

The following speakers have reported a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company:

Beth Frates, MD
Scientific Advisory Board: Jenny Craig
Medical Advisory Board: obVus Solutions

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 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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