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Positive Psychiatry of Late Life

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 4/1/2017

Expiration Date: 2/1/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

Today, 20% of all American physicians, including psychiatrists, are over age 65. Surveys show that practicing senior physicians have a high degree of satisfaction with their work. Over the next two decades, the number and proportion of senior psychiatrists will increase progressively. Senior psychiatrists will play an increasingly important role as clinicians, consultants, educators, mentors and administrators. They will be invaluable in dealing with the worsening physician shortages resulting from the growing and aging population, mainly by extending their careers in clinical practice but sometimes by reentry into practice, yet organized psychiatry has paid relatively little attention to its senior members. There is an urgent and serious need to consider and implement strategies to enhance the well-being of senior psychiatrists. Issues of cognitively impaired older physicians are under debate in state agencies. In the near future, professional organizations will be active in assessing, relicensing and credentialing senior physicians. These organizations need to help their senior members with training in the use of new technology and provide them with opportunities to obtain CME in a user-friendly manner. Senior psychiatrists are a heterogeneous group. Therefore, individualized strategies for helping them are necessary. Investing in senior psychiatrists will pay off handsomely because of their value for patient care as well as for mentoring younger psychiatrists. This presentation discusses strategies for the successful aging of psychiatrists, with examples of those who have pursued different lines of work.

**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM. 

Pricing

  • General Member - $6.25
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - $6.25
  • Non-Member - $12.50

Educational Objectives

  • Describe positive psychiatry and its five pillars
  • Analyze research data and trends related to domains of health in aging mental health patients
  • Identify positive psychiatry interventions for older mental health patients and its role in community level interventions

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Resident/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: February 1, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., University of California-San Diego. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Cristina Montalvo, M.D., M.B.S., Boston University Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Claire Van Wagner, Membership Development Coordinator, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

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Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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