Target Audience

This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals of all specialties.

Goals and Objectives

Burnout is a syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (ie, cynicism), and a low sense of personal accomplishment at work. Burnout has been linked to self-reported errors, patient dissatisfaction, and a decreased ability to express empathy. Physicians have twice the risk of burnout as the general population and physician satisfaction with work life balance is one-third less than the general population. (Shanafelt, 2015). Furthermore, physician rates of depression or suicidal ideation remain alarmingly high – around 39%. This issue is not unique to physicians. There are high prevalence rates of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and emotional exhaustion among nurses and other health professionals. This presentation is an overview of the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, a network of more than 150 organizations committed to:

1.  Raise the visibility of clinician anxiety, burnout, depression, stress and suicide;
2.  Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being; and
3.  Elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver. At the conclusion of the session, learners should have an understanding of the activities and resources provided by the NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.

Course Information

CME Release Date:   November 15, 2018
Valid for credit through:  November 15, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of  .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Charlee Alexander, BA, MPH

Charlee Alexander is a Program Officer at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) where she directs the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, a network of more than 150 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout and improving the well-being of health care professionals. She also co-directs the NAM Culture of Health Program, a multiyear collaborative effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify strategies to create and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for all Americans. Charlee graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


  • Dr. Alexander has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Alexander does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Donald DiPette, MD
Christopher Morris, MD
Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Jennifer Price, MA, SMA CME Program Manager

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