Header image
This product is not currently available
Healing the Healer: Awareness and Prevention Strategies for Physician Suicide

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

There’s a painful fact about medicine today, one practitioners and health care organizations are often hesitant to talk about: physicians choose to end their lives at a rate approximately twice the rest of the general population. Constellation and VITAL WorkLife are teaming up to present this webinar to help senior leaders and health care organizations understand their role in enhancing physician wellbeing and responding to physicians in need.

This webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:

  1. Understand the factors pushing physicians and other clinicians from depression to suicide.
  2. Recognize the role of leaders and colleagues who witness a physician struggling.
  3. Implement strategies to enhance physician wellbeing and educate colleagues on when to reach out to a physician.

Presenters

Dr. Laurie Drill-Mellum, MD, MPH

Laurie Drill-Mellum, MD, MPH is MMIC's first Chief Medical Officer. She is a Board-certified emergency medicine physician, a Bush Medical Fellow and recently completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Drill-Mellum holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Pomona College in California. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she also obtained a Master's in Public Health. She is a graduate of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Drill-Mellum has practiced emergency medicine at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota since 1991 and is currently the co-medical Director of Ridgeview Medical Center's Hospice Program. During her tenure at Ridgeview, she has held roles as both Chief of the Medical Staff as well as Medical Director of the Emergency Department. She is also a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Instructor.

Dr. Drill-Mellum is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Minnesota Medical Association, the Twin Cities Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American and Minnesota Holistic Physician Associations and a member of the Transforming Behavior and Culture at Work: Minnesota Healthcare Collaborative.

Liz Ferron MSW, LICSW

For over 25 years, Liz has coached others to strengthen their effectiveness and relationships at work by developing greater self-awareness, communication skills and resiliency. She is an experienced trainer and educator in the areas of change management, stress management and conflict resolution. As a Senior Consultant and Healthcare Practice Lead with VITAL WorkLife, Liz focuses on the healthcare sector supporting Physicians, Advanced Practioners and Nurses. She provides training, coaching and counseling to healthcare professionals and manages dedicated teams of experienced medical and behavioral health professionals understand the unique needs of doctors and their families, and deliver the services needed to help overcome work and life challenges.

VITAL WorkLife™ is a national behavioral consulting company with providers in every major city and wide-ranging expertise in every aspect of behavioral health. VITAL WorkLife is the only company today providing healthcare organizations and practitioners easy access to the help they need. Dedicated teams of experienced medical and behavioral health professionals understand the unique needs of doctors and their families, and deliver the services needed to help overcome work and life challenges.