The Importance of Self Care: Preventing Professional Burn Out

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Professional burn out in health care has become a hot topic in recent years. Come learn how to define burnout and identify its causes, signs and symptoms from Dr. David Farmer, a Licensed Professional Counselor. Being mindful of self care and the resources for developing resiliency are more important than ever. You’ll walk away being able to apply self care strategies and tools for preventing and managing burn out.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and technicians will be able to:
1. Define Burnout and identify its causes, signs and symptoms.
2. Define resilience and identify resources for developing resiliency.
3. Apply self care strategies and resources for preventing and managing burnout.

”ACPETexas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements. This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU).

ACPE 0154-0000-19-013-H04-P
ACPE 0154-0000-19-013-H04-T

David Farmer, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice, Assistant Professor Medical Education - Senior Fellow SaferCare Texas, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Dr. David Farmer is the inaugural Director of the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP). Dr. Farmer has helped develop a culture of interprofessional education and practice across UNTHSC’s colleges and schools of medicine, pharmacy, health professions, public health, and biomedical sciences. He has led in the establishment of partnerships with four neighboring academic institutions to allow for collaboration...More

Originally Published

August 3, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • The Importance of Self Care: Preventing Professional Burn Out - Video
  • The Importance of Self Care: Preventing Professional Burn Out - Paper

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Technical Requirements

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