Mind-Body Wellbeing—and Burnout—on the agenda
Presenters at the second President’s Symposium on “The Future of the Subspecialty”—today from 8:30 AM-10:15 AM in the Grande Ballroom—are:
Today we will hear from the president of the American Medical Association, psychiatrist and public health leader, Patrice Harris MD, MA, about the importance, and potential future aspirations, of Psychiatry in the house of medicine—and the role for C-L Psychiatry.
Richard Summers, MD, senior residency advisor and clinical professor of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and APA trustee at large, who will give a presentation on Psychiatrist Wellbeing and Burnout: The State of the Profession and Paths to the Future. Burn-out can impact physicians’ health and quality of life, the quality of care they provide, and their productivity and workforce participation. Yet there is substantial evidence of burn-out among especially younger and female psychiatrists.
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, medical director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mehta will present onThe Future of Integrative /Mind-body Medicine. Integrative medicine is widely used by patients, often without the knowledge of their providers—who may struggle to counsel patients given the vast landscape integrative medicine covers, not least in the setting of the opioid epidemic.