Altruism in Medicine Institute Burnout Prevention

Modern medical practice sees healthcare professionals burnt out in droves. Immense pressures combined with constant exposure to human suffering on a daily basis results in burnout: emotional exhaustion, loss of meaning, and loss of purpose. We doubt ourself, becoming anxious, fearful, overwhelmed and angry. To counteract and alleviate the pressures that healthcare professionals experience, Altruism in Medicine Institute has developed AIMIcare, an app for compassion-based rejuvenation based in mindfulness. It is designed to help you move beyond empathy to compassion, thereby reducing and preventing burnout. Emotional hygiene lessons will help you transform anger into tolerance; jealousy into appreciation; and arrogance into humility, making a more balanced healthcare professional. Trust is enhanced in the doctor-patient relationship. This app will help you take better care of yourself, allowing you to flourish and love practicing medicine again.

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Barry Kerzin, MD is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, a Visiting Professor at Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India, and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2014 and 2015. He has been appointed an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong in 2015. Barry is a fellow at the Mind and Life Institute and consults for the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig on compassion training. He is founder and president of the Altruism in Medicine Institute and the founder and chairman of the Human Values Institute in Japan.

Conflicts of Interest Disclosure:

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Altruism in Medicine Institute. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 12  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 12 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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