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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

Read/Listen/Do

5-Minute Gratitude Practice (5 min)

The Scientific Power of Mindfulness (3 min)

Optional

Watch: Can Breathing Exercises Change Your Health? (3 min)

Overcoming Objections to Self-Compassion (13 min)

PDF icon5 Myths of Self-Compassion

Session

Zoom Meeting ID: 959 8020 6157

Password: 1234

Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/95980206157?pwd=SHBoaFg5UTNVeFFDNWRFWDN1b1EwZz09

Session Recording Practicing Mindfulness & Breathing
Slides PDF iconPracticing Mindfulness & Breathing Slides

Application Activity (Post-Work)

Watch & Practice

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life (12 min)

Try at least one practice described, at the relevant time, and note if it has the intended effect.

Supplemental Resources

Watch

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness (9 min)

The Power of Mindfulness (14 min)

Explore Dr. Kristin Neff's Self-Compassion Website

Evaluations

Evaluations must be submitted by Wednesday, December 30th at 9pm PST to be eligible for Continuing Pharmacy Education credit.

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

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

Watch

How to Make Stress Your Friend (14 min)

How Stress Affects Your Body (5 min)

Print  PDF iconTwo Arrows

Session

Zoom Meeting ID: 998 4988 3576

Password: 1234

Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/99849883576?pwd=QjZEL2lwUHgwV3BHcU1GSmRDNDRuZz09

 

Session Recording Reframing Stress & Suffering
Slides PDF iconReframing Stress & Suffering Slides

Application Activity (Post-Work)

Complete Handount See Two Arrows handout in pre-work

Evaluations

Evaluations must be submitted by Thursday, February 11th at 9pm PST to be eligible for Continuing Pharmacy Education credit.

Evaluation Link: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8tUCLVN53tr4Vsp

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

Read How to Heal: Inhabit Your Body (5 pages)
Read (Optional) How to Strengthen Your Inner Shield (18 pages)

Session

Session Recording Rx Prescription for Wellness
Slides PDF iconRx Prescription for Wellness Slides

Application Activity (Post-Work)

Self-Reflection

How have you applied the material you have learned in the UC Pharmacy Well-Being Promotion Program? 

How have you shared the material you have learned with others (family, friends, colleagues, patients)?

UC Well-Being Certificate

 

Individuals interested in earning a UC Well-Being Certificate are asked to submit a Program Attestation and Self-Reflection Form. To be eligible, attendees must have completed:

 

  • Pre-work assignments
  • Attended all live or viewed recorded sessions
  • Application activities (post-work)

 

You do not have needed to submit for continuing education credit to earn the certificate. Please submit no later than Thursday, March 11th at 9pm PST.

 

Evaluations

Evaluations must be submitted by Thursday, March 11th at 9pm PST to be eligible for Continuing Pharmacy Education credit.

Evaluation Link: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bBIouDsqe6DQjxr

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