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UC Pharmacy Well-Being Promotion Program

 

Program Overview

Purpose & Objectives

The UC Pharmacy Well-Being Promotion (WellPro) Program is designed to enhance the professional well-being of the pharmacy workforce within the University of California Health system. Program objectives include: provide tools to manage stress, promote individual well-being, and sustain a positive culture of wellness within the workforce.

Description

The UC Pharmacy WellPro Program is a webinar series focused on well-being topics. Each webinar is 1.25 hours in duration and approved for both pharmacist and pharmacy technician continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. Each session will require a pre-work assignment consisting of a reading materials, a pre-reflection prompt and/or short video modules. Participants should review the requirements for each session in the applicable tabs. Each session will be facilitated by a content expert to guide the large group discussion, with an emphasis on interactive teaching and small group discussion. All recordings will be made available after each session for later viewing, and may be submitted for CPE credit up to 2 weeks after the live session.

Pre-Recorded Introduction & Self-Care

Weds, November 18th, 2020

(3-4:15 PM PST)

Cultivating an Attitude of Appreciation & Gratitude

Weds, December 16th, 2020

(3-4:15 PM PST)

Practicing Mindfulness & Breathing

Thurs, January 28th, 2021

(3-4:15 PM PST)

Reframing Stress & Suffering

Thurs, February 25th, 2021 

(3-4:15 PM PST)

Rx Prescription for Wellness

UC Pharmacy Well-Being Certificate

Participants that complete all program requirements will earn a UC Pharmacy Well-Being Certificate. The program requirements include the completion of all pre-work assignments, attendance to all 5 webinars (live or recorded), and completion of a program evaluation form. The program evaluation will provide participants with an opportunity to provide feedback on the program, and will be asked to describe how they have applied the skills/strategies that they have learned in the UC Pharmacy WellPro Program. 

Well-Being Sessions

Introduction & Self-Care

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the relationship between well-being and burnout and the impact of burnout on healthcare workers

  2. Describe the 5 domains of self-care and identify examples of activities for each domain in your everyday life

  3. Develop a self-care plan to build resilience and prevent burnout

Pre-Work

TAO Module 

(10 min)

Improving Your Mood - Module 3: Achieving Flow and Identifying Strengths > Session 1: Flow

Self-Reflection 

(15 min)

Self-care encompasses your physical, social, mental, spiritual and emotional health. Reflect on your current self-care activities in each domain. How can you improve in each area?

Session

Session Recording Introduction & Self-Care 
Slides  PDF iconIntroduction & Self-Care Slides

Application Activity (Post-Work)

Self-Reflection 

(5 min)

What does it mean for you when you are in "flow?"

Self-Care Plan 

(10 min)

Identify one small step that you can incorporate into your life to better care for yourself. Schedule time to focus on your needs.

 

Appreciation & Gratitude

Learning Objectives

  1. Define gratitude

  2. List the benefits of a gratitude practice for healthcare workers and patients.

  3. Write a letter of appreciation and gratitude

 

Pre-Work

Pre-Reading PDF iconHow Gratitude Supports Health

Self-Reflection

(15 min)

Mental Subtraction & Finding Perspective

  • Think about a positive event in your life (e.g. educational achievement, receiving an award, special trip you took etc.) and the circumstances that made the event possible.
  • Write down all the possible events and decisions – large and small – that could have gone differently and prevented the event from occurring.
  • What would your life be like now if this positive event never occurred and all the fruits that flowed from it.

Session

Zoom Meeting ID: 912 7283 1124

Password: 269409

Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/91272831124?pwd=a1RWYlpTWWpOVTczank5YmtIUzlqZz09

Session Recording Cultivating an Attitude of Appreciation & Gratitude
Slides PDF iconCultivating an Attitude of Appreciation & Gratitude Slides

Evaluation

Evaluations must be submitted by Wednesday, December 2nd at 9pm PST to be eligible for Continuing Pharmacy Education credit.

Evaluation Link: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdz8sMZGXvUeQdf

 

Application Activity (Post-Work)

Write a gratitude letter PDF iconHow to Write a Gratitude Letter

Practicing Mindfulness & Breathing

Learning Objectives

  1. Define mindfulness and how it relates to stress reduction

  2. Discuss the neuroscience and positive health benefits of a meditation practice

  3. Practice the 4-7-8 breathing technique as a stress reduction tool

Pre-Work

Pre-Reading TBD
TAO Module TBD
Self-Reflection TBD

Session

Session Recording Posts after live session
Slides Posts after live session

Application Activity (Post-Work)

TBD TBD

 

Reframing Stress & Suffering

Learning Objectives

  1. List common unhelpful thoughts and assumptions that play a role in the development of negative internal narratives

  2. Practice reframing unhelpful thoughts and assumptions to shift to a positive perspective

  3. Demonstrate how recognition of the “second arrow” can improve your practice of self compassion

Pre-Work

Pre-Reading TBD
TAO Module TBD
Self-Reflection TBD

Session

Session Recording Posts after live session
Slides Posts after live session

Application Activity (Post-Work)

TBD TBD

 

Rx Prescription for Wellness

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the science, demonstrate and practice heart appreciation (cardiac coherence) technique combining appreciation, breathing and mindfulness.

  2. Describe first-person experience with appreciation, new stories, breathing and mindfulness and how these practices helped personal well-being.

  3. Discuss how stress can be harmful except when it is not.

Pre-Work

Pre-Reading TBD
TAO Module TBD
Self-Reflection TBD

Session

Session Recording Posts after live session
Slides Posts after live session

Application Activity (Post-Work)

TBD TBD

 

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an online platform that offers self-guided tools to enhance an individual's well-being and prevent burnout. The platform consists of educational and interactive modules, along with practice tools. Participants may also use the journal and progress measures to assess their own well-being journey. The TAO platform is free for all UC employees. Suggested modules to view in advance of each webinar are provided.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

 

Contact Us

 

UC Pharmacy WellPro Program Directors

Mandy Morris, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Tram Cat, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Critical Care Pharmacist, UCSF Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy
Experiential Program Director, San Francisco Bay Area
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy