Clinician Burnout and Practical Wellness Approaches

This module is intended to provide clinicians with tips on how to respond to and discuss Intimate Partner Violence. At the end of this module, users should have an understanding of what clinician burnout and compassion fatigue are, the risk factors and symptoms to be aware of, and the role of post-traumatic growth as a possibility after the COVID-19 pandemic. The module will identify strategies, best practices and resources to support growth and well-being of clinicians.


Learning Objectives:   

At the end of this module, participants will better understand clinician burnout and compassion fatigue including:

  1. Understanding the risk factors/symptoms to be aware of
  2. The role of a new definition of resilience and the principles of post-traumatic growth to support clinicians during times of significant stress.
  3. Provide tools and approaches for working through burnout and/or compassion fatigue


Module Structure:

This module is self-paced and available to any user who registers with the Maine Medical Association, Center for Quality Improvement Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 60 minutes. The module consists of multiple sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons, and pre-and post-assessments needed to obtain a CME Certificate or a CME Certificate of Participation.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and Maine Medical Association, Center for Quality Improvement. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

None of the planners or presenters for this activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Duration & Fee:  FREE for Maine Clinicians

CME Credits Offered:  1

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

(note: the module is divided into short digestible units [10-20 mins] which can be completed in small increments)

Hardware/Software Requirements:

Computer with Internet connection

Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have JavaScript enabled.

The quiz tool within the online modules are not fully compatible with smartphones or tablets. To avoid issues, such as answers not being recorded, we recommend using a computer to complete the pre- and post-tests.

Assessment and Grading:

This learning module begins with a Pre-Test that will test your knowledge and allow you to gauge your baseline understanding of the topics to be covered. Your pre-test score will not count toward your overall grade. At the end of the module, there is a Post-Test that will determine your final grade. A comparison of your Pre-Test score and Post-Test score will help to assess how much knowledge you’ve gained. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Test. Your score must be 75% or better in order to receive a certificate for CME credit. Please complete the evaluation survey at the conclusion of the learning module.

To Obtain a CME Certificate or a CME Certificate of Participation:

  • Complete the entire learning module.
  • Complete the pre-test, post-test, and Survey Monkey evaluation at the end of the module.
  • Earn a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate.

Upon completion of the evaluation in Survey Monkey, including the required demographic information, a CME Certificate will be emailed to M.D.s and D.O.s and a CME Certificate of Participation will be emailed to all other learners. These certificates will be emailed within 10 business days of completing the evaluation.

Table of Contents:  The units will consist of the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-Assessment
  3. Clinician Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
  4. Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth
  5. Being Kind to Ourselves
  6. Supporting Others
  7. Post-Assessment


Kerri Palamara, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Funding:  This module is made possible by the generous support and funding from our partners at the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.

  • FREE