Module 10: Impaired Physicians

This two part video series addresses issues surrounding disruptive or impaired members of the care team. It defines the problem in terms of clinicians’ professional obligations and culture, and explores possible causes for these types of behavior. Finally, it identifies strategies for managing disruption or impairment in colleagues and in one’s self.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe and distinguish between disruptive and impaired behavior in members of the care team.
  • Review the ways in which disruptive and impaired behavior can compromise patient care and professionalism.
  • Apply strategies for managing disruptive behavior.
  • Identify strategies for self-care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
04/01/2020
Course expires: 
04/30/2022
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This two part video series addresses issues surrounding disruptive or impaired members of the care team. It defines the problem in terms of clinicians’ professional obligations and culture, and explores possible causes for these types of behavior. Finally, it identifies strategies for managing disruption or impairment in colleagues and in one’s self.

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member 
Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Savitri Fedson, M.D., Lead Contributor and Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: honorarium recipient: American Board of Internal Medicine.

Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., M.P.H., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.5 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
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