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Burnout in Occupational Therapy Practice

Course #: 014-1238

Price: $11.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#06089. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Introductory, Preparatory Methods and Foundational Knowledge . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 1.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 1.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 1.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Burnout and other issues facing healthcare clinicians were magnified and exacerbated as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which brought about lengthier shifts, anxiety surrounding population and provider well-being, unsafe working conditions, and poor staff support. Furthermore, the majority of healthcare professionals were thrust into telehealth: a new and relatively unknown method of service delivery that brought about its own set of challenges. The result was a drastic shift in work-life balance for all healthcare providers (and much of the population) that brought much more attention to an already burgeoning issue. Now, there is more research being done not only to investigate the causes of burnout, but to find long-lasting solutions that work on the individual and organizational levels to help therapists. This is not an easy undertaking but anyone striving to address occupational therapy burnout should be aware of what it looks like, the factors that contribute to its development, and how to prevent it from worsening. One of the major concerns related to therapist burnout is its impact on patient care, both in terms of the quality and quantity that providers offer. But solutions should equally consider and aim to ameliorate therapist mental and physical health, since burnout takes a significant toll in those areas.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the symptoms of burnout.
  2. Distinguish between organizational causes and individual causes of burnout.
  3. Determine what burnout solutions are most effective based on evidence.
  4. Categorize causes based on intrinsic/individual and extrinsic/organizational.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Section 1: Introduction
  2. Section 2: Definition
  3. Section 3: Statistics
  4. Section 4: Causes
  5. Section 5: Symptoms and Consequences
  6. Section 6:  Strategies for Preventing or Addressing Burnout 
  7. Section 7: Case Study
  8. Section 8: Case Study Review
  9. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educationl Level: Introductory

Course Categories: Preparatory Methods and Foundational Knowledge 

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Course Date: 2021-11-29

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