Activity ID



April 1, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Academy on Communication in Healthcare


This module examines specific communication skills that promote mindful awareness, a key to effective clinical practice. Mindfulness can also be applied to the acquisition of skills and knowledge, cultivation of caring and healing attitudes, and facing the anxiety of uncertainty.

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Diplomate Engagement

Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.

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Educational Objectives

Describe how self-awareness improves clinical practice.
Describe how mindfulness limits mistakes.
Describe why experience seldom builds competence.
Describe fundamental qualities of mindful practitioners.
Cite four "reflective questions" that lead to mindfulness.
Describe why mindfulness and self-awareness are essential to improving professionalism.
Discuss with a colleague how you might practice becoming more mindful and self-aware, and consider the pros and cons of starting such a practice.


Online, Communication, Videos, Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered, Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills, Medical Knowledge, Brain Injury, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Development, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports, Pain Medicine


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Assessment, Quality Improvement, Professionalism, Physician-Patient Relationship

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