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Flourishing at Work: Cultivating an Undivided Life in Medicine - Our Own Grief: Empathic Self-care

Co-Sponsored by URSMD Office for Faculty Development and 
URMC Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program

This multi-session series seeks to enhance a sense of flourishing while mitigating the effects of burnout in our professional lives. We will explore clinical experiences through the lens of attention, awareness and reflection. Methods will include contemplative practices, interactive discussions, and dyadic sharing of medical narratives. The objectives are to help participants recognize the depth of our engagement with work, the potential to discover its meaning, and the capacity to build on our personal and collective strengths.

Session 4
Our Own Grief: Empathic Self-care
Presented by
Michael S Krasner, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Family Medicine
Patricia Lück, MBChB, MPhil PallMed, MSc MedHum
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities
Frederick J. Marshall, MD
Professor of Neurology
Division Chief of Geriatric Neurology

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe positive and negative effects of promoting empathy and compassion towards patients on the professional and personal lives of clinicians
  • Develop ways to promote/enhance compassion both towards one’s patients in clinical care, and towards oneself
  • Understand how health care professionals experience grief and loss during clinical care.
  • Investigate the impact this grief has on the professional and personal lives of the clinician.
  • Explore healthy approaches to working with grief and loss.

Save the Date for Sessions 5 & 6

May 6:   Working in Teams: Mindful Collaboration  LeChase | G-9576
June 3:  Building Personal and Institutional Resilience  2-7520

Participants are strongly encouraged to commit to attending the entire series as each session will build on the previous one.
To register, please email:
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this seminar
Light lunch will be served

The Flourishing at Work Series is a qualifying activity for the URMC Malpractice Premium Differential Program.
ACCREDITATION The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CERTIFICATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, CEL | 2.7520
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education


Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals



Office for Faculty Development
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Continuing Education Credits

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM

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