Anger Management for Physicians (No CME)

Anger Management for Physicians (No CME)
Course ID 00007-006
Category Healthcare
Language English
Time to study 2 year
Expected study time 2.5 hours


Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” At Coaching for Physicians we like to add a third item to his list: anger.  Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing physicians their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively.  
Simple examples are included to allow you to reflect on the importance of anger in your medical practice or business. All names and examples are fictitious. This course covers the basics of anger management and discusses some of the more important tools for today's physician. You must download the free guidebook that accompanies this course to continue with your studies.

 This activity is certified for 2.5 hours of CME by RMCHCS .The cost of $275 includes Santa Fe GRT and LMS user fee.

Outline of Topics Covered: 

Module One: Understanding Anger     
The Cycle of Anger     
The Trigger Phase    
The Escalation Phase    
The Crisis Phase     
The Recovery Phase    
The Depression Phase
Understanding Fight or Flight    
Common Myths about Anger
Module Two: Do’s and Don’ts     
Unhelpful Ways of Dealing with Anger     
Helpful Ways of Dealing with Anger     
Module Three: Gaining Control     
A Word of Warning     
Using Coping Thoughts     
Using Relaxation Techniques     
Blowing Off Some Steam     
Module Four: Separate the People from the Problem     
Objective vs. Subjective Language     
Identifying the Problem 
Using “I” Messages     
Module Five: Working on the Problem     
Using Constructive Disagreement 
Negotiation Tips     
Building Consensus     
Identifying Solutions     
Module Six: Solving the Problem     
Choosing a Solution     
Making a Plan      
Getting it Done     
Module Seven: A Personal Plan     
Understanding Hot Buttons      
Module Eight: The Triple A Approach    
Module Nine: Dealing with Angry People 
Understanding the Energy Curve     
 De-escalation Techniques     
 When to Back Away and What to Do Next     
Module Ten: Pulling It All Together 
Process Overview 
Putting It into Action     
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Course lessons
  • Course Guidebook for Anger Management PDF
  • Anger Management for Physicians SCORM
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