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Dealing with the Difficult Patient
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dealing with the Difficult Patient: Everything a Clinician Needs to Know

This conference will be held at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, 5:00 - 8:15pm


Jointly Provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Rhode Island Department of Health Academic Center

Program Description:
Frustrated with your patient? Frustrated with healthcare? Frustrated with life? This educational activity will not solve all of your problems, yet it will equip you to prevent, recognize and diffuse conflict in the exam room. An already complex physician patient relationship becomes more challenging when the patient-opioid relationship takes over. Patients who take opioids, whether they are dependent, tolerant or misuse the medication may act out in the exam room & conflict may ensue. Physicians & other prescribers have a responsibility to address this & other conflicts in the exam room in a dispassionate & therapeutic manner. Learn with us about transference, counter-transference, the hateful patient, avoiding unpredictable outcomes and managing professional risk.

Who Should Attend:
Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, APRNs, Nurses, Medical Students, Residents, & Fellows.

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
1) Identify countertransference & transference & how it affects clinical care
2) Develop skills to de-escalate conflict in the exam room & clinical spaces
3) Avoid unpredictable outcomes and manage professional risk

This training meets the requirements set forth in RI Regulation 3.14 Prescriber Training Requirement for Best Practices Regarding Opioid Prescribing. This specific training requirement is required only once and must be completed before renewal of controlled substance registration or two (2) years (whichever is longer).

Registration Fee: $40.00
Includes CME credit, dinner and parking.

Parking will be available in the parking garage connected to the Medical Building. Enter through the Elm Street entrance.

Credit Designation:
The Alpert Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This conference was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 November, 2017.

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