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TENDING THE FLAME: A Training Workshop in Innovative Self-Care for Strengthening Resiliency and Finding Joy and Meaning in Work
October 20 - October 22
- Residency directors or other medical educators in search of well-tested innovative self-care methods for furthering professional and personal resiliency for residents
- Educators spearheading Physician and/or Nurse Well-Being Programs, or Well-Being Committees in hospitals, hospital systems, physician group practices, or other health care organizations
- Residents or Fellows looking for innovative self-care tools for personal or professional resiliency
The fast growing epidemic of compassion fatigue during the professional life cycle of physicians and nurses has stimulated the search for etiology and the development of new approaches of prevention and recovery. Recent research suggests that the capacity to find a personal meaning in your work is highly correlated with professional and personal resiliency and the experience of deep satisfaction in service work. Most residents, fellows, physicians, and nurses live far more meaningful lives than they realize. Experiencing the meaning already present in our daily work does not require us to change what we do but to see familiar things in new ways. Often it requires us to transcend our training and bring the perspective of the heart into the center of our professional work. Meaning is a function of the heart and not the mind. The heart is an organ of vision, a perspective that enables us to experience meaning even in the most routine aspects of our work and reignite our calling.
This 2-½ day workshop will draw on the award winning discovery model methods of RISHI’s national and international educational programs to offer participants the opportunity to discover the power of meaning to transform their experience of their daily work, revitalize their commitment and reinvigorate their service intention. Educators will be trained to offer the program at their sites.
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD and Evangeline Andarsio, MD
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Founding Director of the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness; Professor of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine; Founding Director of The Healer’s Art, a national curriculum for medical students; bestselling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings.
Evangeline C. Andarsio, MD, Director of RISHI, Associate Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Director of the National Healer’s Art curriculum for medical students; The Healer’s Art curriculum at Wright State University.
Mary Pat Thomas, MS, RN, AHN-BC, Director, National Power of Nursing Program, The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI) at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; Courtesy Faculty at Wright State University College of Nursing and Health.
Where: Acqua Hotel
555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
When: October 20-22, 2017
Hours: Fri/Sat from 9:30 to 5:30, Sun from 9:30 to 12:30
Academic Residency Faculty: $1,250.00
Participants will be able to:
Information will be forthcoming.
Continuing Education for Nurses
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10064. 12.5 CE contact hours are available for licensed California nurses.
California BRN continuing education credits are accepted by most state nursing boards; please verify with your state professional regulatory agency if your licensed is provided by a regulatory agency outside of California.
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