After reviewing four functional pain disorder types (malingering, somatization, hybrid conditions and passive/dependent personality disorder) of the drug-seeking patient, this webinar offers scripts to help clinicians treat the patient’s actual underlying problem.
This activity discusses the importance of actively initiating and maintaining work-life balance, utilizing the evolving science of happiness. It reviews the importance of identifying personal core values congruent with prioritizing life activities and provides action steps that may lead to improved patient outcomes and a more balanced life. The activity also addresses the ethical consequences of imbalance and describes virtues that can contribute to happiness and well-being.
The changing medical culture towards collaborative care requires physicians to engage in new models of communication. Physician leadership can shape and guide efforts by their staff and colleagues to improve communication and provide safe and ethical care. This module discusses physician interaction domains as they apply to implementing collaborative care.