Continuing Education

The current healthcare system does not take into account the whole-person, and how all of the components of the person (physical, psychological, social, environmental, and economic) have an impact on health outcomes. In addition, as a way to address chronic disease (prevention or maintenance), lifestyle changes are often prescribed to patients. However, many clinicians do not fully understand the behavior change process, and feel frustrated when people don’t take action on the prescribed lifestyle change (e.g. exercise, healthy eating, getting more sleep, etc.). This program is specifically designed to help people make sustainable behavior change.

Provider burnout rates are high with an average burnout rate of 42% for physicians, 49% for nurses, 53.2% for pharmacists, and 39% for social workers. Burnout rates have been linked to problems within the healthcarel system. However, research has shown that providers who engaged in wellness related activities such as, mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and nutrition showed a reduction in burnout symptoms. With busy schedules, retreats are critical to helping to integrate wellness activities into a person’s life. 

Retreat Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the dimensions of wellbeing and their role in patient in health outcomes. 

  • Understand and describe the behavior change process, as well as, techniques for engaging and motivating patients. 

  • Learn daily self-care strategies and practices to enhance short- and long-term health and well-being.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Mindful Integrative Wellness.  The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

*The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


*This program meets the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, or addiction care during each licensure period. 

*This program has been approved for 21 hours of continuing education credits for nurses.  

*The State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers.