Family Physicians, Medical Specialists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Rehab Therapists, Residents, Students, and other Healthcare Professionals.
At the end of this learning activity, the learners will be able to:
1) Formulate an approach to the assessment of mental health needs of specific patient populations.
2) Develop a comprehensive treatment plan using a biopsychosocial care model, which comprises of a variety of therapeutic strategies, including pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.
3) Be familiar with the latest practice guidelines specific to the clinical management of mental health concerns throughout the lifespan.
4) Provide patients with local, and online resources specific to mental health concerns.
5) Know when to refer for a specialty or tertiary care assessment.
6) Identify the occupational hazards inherent in health care professions, and ways to minimize risk and access help.
7) Appreciate that the provision of excellent mental health care requires a multidisciplinary effort, whenever possible.
McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education. This one-credit-per-hour Group-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Professional Development Program for up to 15.5 Mainpro+ credits.This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by McMaster University Continuing Professional Development Program. You may claim a maximum of 15.5 MOC Section 1 hours (credits are automatically calculated).Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at ama–assn.org/go/internationalcmeEach healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/ she actually spent in the educational activity
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