Meditation Mindfulness: Mind Body Medicine An Introduction

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Step Status
Starts On: 2/15/2023: 12:00 AM
Ends On: 2/17/2025: 12:00 AM
Session Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 1


Todd J. Cooperman, MD
Medical Director Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls
Section Chief Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Monmouth Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine

Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

David Carr, MD is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Professor, medicine and neurology
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Parc Provence
Medical Director, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
- Research Support/Grants: NIA, Missouri Department of Transportation, and State Farm
- Consulting: Medscape, TIRF, University of Toronto, and AAAFTS
- Speakers' Bureaus/Honoraria: St. Louis Alzheimer's Association, ADED, and Canadian Psychiatric Association
Elissa Charbonneau DO, MS is the Chief Medical Officer of Medical Services at Encompass Health Corporation.
Elissa Charbonneau has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tedra Cleveland, MSHA, MBA is the National Director of Medical Services at Encompass Health Corporation.
Tedra has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard C. Senelick, MD is an Adjunct Professor of Neurology.
Dr. Senelick has no financial relationships to disclose
Joseph Stillo, MD, PhD is Vice President of Medical Services, Encompass Health Corporation.
Dr. Stillo has no financial relationships to disclose.
Barbara Winters-Todd, RN, MSN, CRRN is a Director of Clinical Excellence Informatics at Encompass Health Corporation.
Barbara has no financial relationships to disclose.

Objectives: The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge/competence, and upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the meanings of meditation and mindfulness and how together they can affect the brain and the body.
  • Discuss neuroplasticity and how it is a common denominator of meditation, mindfulness, mind body medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Explain how meditation, mindfulness and mind body medicine can be used to help treat specific medical conditions.
  • Describe potential benefits of meditation, mindfulness and mind body medicine for healthcare providers.

Additional Information: Target Audience: This course is designed for geriatricians, family and emergency physicians and nurse practitioners. May also be of interest to physician assistants and other allied health professionals who encounter geriatric patients in a health care setting.

Publication Date: February 15, 2023
Expiration Date: February 17, 2025

Accreditation Information:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by EncompassHealth Corporation and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis 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.

Credit Awarded for this Activity:

Credit Statement:
American Medical Association (AMA Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
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  • Speaker

    Todd J Cooperman, MD, Encompass Health


    Tedra Cleveland, MBA; MSHA, Encompass Health
    Anastasia Turner, Medical Services Coordinator, Encompass Health
    Category: Encompass Health Courses, Other


    AMA: 1.00
    ANCC: 1.00
    Attendance: 1.00
    IPCE: 1.00

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