PSI Virtual Morning Session (PET DAY) 9.12.23

September 12, 2023

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

A Psychological Approach to Clinician Well-Being/Lisa Podgurski

1. Define the psychological concepts of boundaries and countertransference.

2. Reflect on how boundary crossings and countertransference reactions influence their own wellbeing as a clinician in hospice and palliative medicine.

3. Describe how peer consultation can help support their psychological wellbeing.

Reflective Reading/Andrew Thurston

1. Discuss personal reactions to a literary work and how it related to their experience(s) as a clinician and share reflections with colleagues in a small group format.

2. Write reflections about their reaction to a literary work and how it relates to their experience(s) as a clinician and share their reflection in a small group format.

3. Demonstrate awareness of and empathy towards patients’ unfolding stories by contributing at least one verbal or written comment to small group discussion.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/12/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/12/2023 - 10:00am EDT

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Lisa Podgurski

 Andrew Thurston

Faculty 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 proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.


Accreditation and credit designation

In support of improving patient care, 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.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Social Work (ASWB) 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits. 

Other Healthcare Professionals

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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
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