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Presentation Services

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CPHP provides exceptional presentations to the medical community throughout Colorado regarding the services offered at CPHP and physician health related issues. Physicians and CPHP personnel who are experts in the field of physician health conduct these presentations. Below is a listing of presentation topics that CPHP provides. In addition, CPHP can tailor our presentations to discuss the issues that are unique to your organization.

Types of Presentations:

How to Schedule

If you are interested in requesting a presentation from CPHP please complete the Presentation Request Form. Once CPHP receives your Presentation Request Form, we will carefully consider the feasibility of conducting your requested presentation. Next, a CPHP representative will be in contact with you to discuss your request. Due the overwhelming demand for these services, CPHP recommends that you request a presentation with ample time prior to your requested schedule date for CPHP to accommodate your request. In addition CPHP requests an honorarium to help supplement the cost of travel and presenter’s time. If you have additional questions regarding CPHP presentations please contact us at (303) 860-0122.

 

Types of Presentations:

CPHP Services and Physician Health

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the types of illnesses that can affect physicians and for which a referral to CPHP would be helpful (or necessary)
  • Be aware of the common warning signs of illness that should prompt a referral for evaluation
  • Understand how the cultural environment in the medical community may exacerbate risk factors and increase denial that health problems exist and/or discourage physicians to seek help
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to make a referral
  • Know what to expect if a diagnosis is confirmed
  • Be aware of the possible outcomes based on the type of diagnosis established
  • Understanding of the legal and regulatory environment for physicians with health problems; know CMB reporting requirements

Physician Stress/Physician Self Care

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand of the basic concepts of work stress
  • Be able to identify the unique stressors in a physician's life
  • Have learned about the physician work stress syndromes of burnout and malpractice stress
  • Have learned several methods for managing physician work stress
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to access CPHP

Professional Boundaries

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the range of professional boundary issues that face most physicians - with patients and co-workers
  • Implement strategies for identifying and addressing typical boundary challenges
  • Understand the harm to patients, workplaces and physicians that can result from poorly managed professional boundaries
  • Know how to obtain consultations about boundary concerns
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to access CPHP

The Disruptive Physician

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to be able to:

  • Define and identify problem behavior or "Disruptive" behavior
  • Identify common illnesses that may contribute to or cause problem behavior
  • Understand the role and responsibility of the workplace
  • Understand CPHP's role in the evaluation and monitoring of "disruptive" physicians
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to access CPHP

Physicians in Relationships and Families

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify common physician traits that tend to interfere with emotional awareness and/or expression of feelings
  • Recognize stressors inherent in the practice of medicine which can contribute to relationship strain and stress at home
  • Identify warning signs that a relationship is in trouble
  • Become familiar with strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to access CPHP

Women in Medicine

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Learn about the stress women in medicine may endure, based on culture and context
  • How has women's entry into medicine changed the field?
  • What different challenges do women face?

Substance Abuse and Addiction Among Physicians

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand health issues including substance use disorders of physicians; do they differ from the general population and if so, how?
  • Learn the types of situations and/or health issues that may affect physicians' ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
  • Appreciate the difference between illness and impairment
  • Understand why and how physicians addictive disorders need professional peer evaluation, treatment and monitoring
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of illness including addiction among physicians
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to access CPHP

Occupational Hazards of Physicians and Medical Students

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the various occupational hazards of being a physician such as: depression and suicide, addiction, poor healthcare for physicians and their families, high degree of work stress, problems with work/life balance, professional boundary problems
  • Understand ways to prepare for and cope with occupational hazards
  • Be aware of how to assist a distressed colleague
  • Have an understanding of the types of illnesses that can affect physicians and for which a referral to CPHP would be helpful (or necessary)
  • Be aware of the scope and type of CPHP services available
  • Know how to access CPHP

Medical Marijuana-Pros and Cons: What Doctors Need to Know

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the medical conditions which have been shown to benefit from medical marijuana.
  • Clarify what is oral-pharmaceutical cannabinoids and what is smoked cannabis.
  • Describe the consequences of marijuana use physically, psychiatrically and cognitively.
  • Determine how this treatment is viewed currently by the FDA & the DEA and their ultimate relation to the prescribing physician.
  • Determine what safeguards need to be in place to protect those who consequences from the treatment would outweigh any potential benefit.
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