Activity ID



January 14, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



$6 - $15
CME Provider

Massachusetts Medical Society


In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 61 million adults live with a disability in the areas of mobility, cognition, independent living, hearing, vision, or self-care. This eight module educational series, Work is Medicine – Strategies for Improving Functional Outcomes will explore the clinician’s role in helping patients minimize work disruption due to changes in health that result in a new disability or create a greater disability.

Some work disability is necessary such as when there are unavoidable health or safety risks inherent in the patient’s condition, or the patient lacks the ability to be productive in any capacity. This activity will provide guidance and recommendations on when it is safe for patients to be productive and return to work — answering the questions of how and under what circumstances.

As a risk management educational activity, each module of the series addresses a specific aspect of the clinician’s role in preventing avoidable work disability in adult patients. Proper management of work recommendations for patients, the importance of doctor-patient communication in managing risk, and opportunities to practice patient centered communication skills are several features of this activity.

The activity offers learning formats including graphic-rich narrated slides, animated videos to illustrate principles, interactive quizzes for knowledge checks, fictional case studies and simulated conversations.

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Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, you should be able to prescribe work activities as part of a patient-centered treatment plan.


Work in Medicine


Interpersonal & Communication Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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