We want to welcome you to Empowering Physicians to Heal Body, Mind and Soul Virtual Event, taking place online, Friday & Saturday, July 24-25, 2020, streamed live from St. Edmunds Retreat on Enders Island, Mystic, CT. Here you can gain perspective and critical insight from speakers such as Cynthia Hunt, MD, Michelle Cretella, MD, and Leonard Mattano, MD.
This conference is designed to increase awareness, knowledge base and understanding of current crises in health care, including that of COVID-19. The biological, psychological, social and spiritual elements and treatment modes will be addressed. The conference will also highlight the ongoing priority of physician self care in the midst of multiple stressors.(more…)
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Physician self care is a priority especially during these times of increased physician burnout and suicidality. One physician takes their own life each day in the United States This talk will outline the current crises and needs of physicians, delineate the signs and symptoms of burnout and clinical depression. It will also describe recommendations with various resources to help prevent and manage burnout.
This talk will explore the current status of the Opioid Crisis to include potential etiologies, current strategies through HHS, state and local agencies to address the epidemic. It will also outline treatment recommendations with evidence-based research to include MAT, psycho therapeutic means and the faith-based endeavors.
This talk and panel discussion will highlight the current pandemic and the biological, psychological, social and spiritual challenges and opportunities. It will cover a brief history of COVID-19 to include epidemiology and course of the illness as well as the impact on individuals and families of personal losses, grief, and unintended consequences of the COVID restrictions.
Spiritual care enhances the well-being of patients with terminal illnesses. Recent data indicate that non-medical reading may reduce the risk of burnout among palliative care physicians, as literature forces readers to enter a character's point of view. With this in mind, we will explore the lives of a fictional Irish family plagued by cancer, their caregivers, and spiritual guides. Art is used throughout Celtic Crossing as a spiritual gateway toward understanding life's meaning in the context of human mortality.
The first hour of this 1.5 hour lecture will demonstrate that gender dysphoria (GD) describes a psychological condition in which individuals experience a marked incongruence between their gender identity and their sex. When this occurs in the pre-pubertal child, Gender dysphoria resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence. The standard of care for treating children was therefore either watchful waiting or psychotherapy to help families support their child through natural puberty. With the rise of the transgender civil rights movement, however, a new transition affirming protocol has displaced this previous standard of care. The transition affirming approach argues that all children are born with an innate gender identity and that health professionals have a duty to conform children’s' bodies to their gender beliefs using puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries if requested. A review of the scientific literature, however, reveals that this claim is founded upon an unscientific gender ideology, lacks an evidence base and causes harm. An additional thirty minutes will be devoted to debunking recent studies that purport to show harm from counseling and a reduction in suicide from puberty blocking drugs.
We know networking is one of the most important aspects of our event. Click on the link below to enter the Networking Room, where you can chat with other attendees in themed chat rooms, as well as participate in the dedicated chatroom for each conference session. You can also have one-on-one video chats with individual participants.