FOCUS Major Depressive Disorder Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Workbook

FOCUS Major Depressive Disorder Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Workbook

by Deborah J. Hales
     
 

The FOCUS Major Depressive Disorder Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Workbook is a collection of practical and evidence-based materials to help psychiatrists develop and maintain a sound, up-to-date foundation of medical knowledge and clinical expertise, ultimately improving patient care. Designed to be a "one stop" resource to meet MOC requirements, the book

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The FOCUS Major Depressive Disorder Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Workbook is a collection of practical and evidence-based materials to help psychiatrists develop and maintain a sound, up-to-date foundation of medical knowledge and clinical expertise, ultimately improving patient care. Designed to be a "one stop" resource to meet MOC requirements, the book aims to help psychiatrists assess their strengths and weaknesses in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with major depressive disorder, evaluate their knowledge and clinical skills, initiate a program of quality improvement, and advance their assessment, communication, diagnostic, and treatment skills.

To achieve those goals, the Workbook includes • A Self-Assessment, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions on major depressive disorder, designed to test current knowledge and its clinical application, thus helping the clinician identify areas of competence and those requiring additional study and improvement• A Performance in Practice Clinical Module, which consists of a guided practice improvement program designed to meet Part 4 ABPN MOC requirements for clinical modules. This is divided into three stages: Chart Review, Improvement Plan, and a second or retrospective Chart Review• Resources for use in an improvement plan, including a Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients With Depression, the executive summary of the APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, and a section of expert-selected influential publications on depression to help psychiatrists stay current on advances in research and treatment• Peer and Patient Survey Forms for use in the Feedback Modules (Part 4 of MOC)• A detailed description and explanation of the MOC Program as presented by the ABPN, including details on record keeping, phase-in schedule, auditing, and more.

Exercises provided in the Workbook for reference are to be completed both in the worksheet and online. Credit is recorded online for MOC or CME activities through the APAeducation.org website, developed in compliance with ABPN reporting requirements. The FOCUS program promises to educate physicians, refresh their knowledge and skills, and facilitate the documentation of their ongoing professional development and competency.

CME Credit and MOC ApprovalMOC Activity -- Self-Assessment in Major Depressive Disorder provides up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits? and is approved by the ABPN for MOC Part 2.Begin Date: July 2012Review Date: July 2015 End Date: July 31, 2018The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material (the self-assessment) 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.

MOC Activity -- Performance in Practice: Clinical Module for the Care of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder provides 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits? for completion of three STAGES in sequence. This module is approved by the ABPN for MOC Part 4.Begin Date: July 2012Review Date: January 2015End Date: December 31, 2017The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this Performance in Practice enduring material (the Clinical Module) for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.? Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Improvement Activity -- Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients with DepressionBegin Date: February 2007 Program Review Date: July 2015 Program End Date: December 31, 2017The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits?. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Valerie E Mathis-Allen, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This was developed as the first single, comprehensive workbook to help physicians meet the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) MOC requirements. It provides information to satisfactorily complete part 2 self-assessment and continuing medical education (CME) credits and part 4 performance in practice (PIP) requirements. 37 AMA PRA category 1 credits can be obtained by completing the workbook activities.
Purpose: The purpose is to improve patient care by assuring that psychiatrists keep current with advances in clinical practice.
Audience: It is intended for busy practicing psychiatrists who must satisfactorily complete the ABPN MOC requirements.
Features: It includes 50 multiple-choice major depressive disorder self-assessment ABPN-approved part 2 MOC questions, the ABPN-approved part 4 MOC PIP Clinical Module, the feedback module forms for both peer and patient, the improvement plan resources, the APA executive summary, Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, 3rd edition, and the APA website/learning management system (www.apaeducation.org) for documenting MOC activities and recording CME credits in the physician's CME transcript. What's nice about this workbook is that it is a one-stop resource for addressing the MOC requirements and that it includes the necessary forms and influential publications. However, the lack of color in the tables, illustrations, figures, etc., is a shortcoming, and a major shortcoming is that the workbook is crowded with information, difficult to use, and functionally overwhelming.
Assessment: The objectives are worthy, but the presentation is overwhelming and confusing. However, a book of this type is a valuable addition to the armamentarium of psychiatry as the APA strives to advance the field and help psychiatrists stay current with medical knowledge and clinical recommendations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890424605
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/23/2012
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
517,479
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah J. Hales, M.D., is Director of the Division of Education at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.

Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare System in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kristen Moeller is Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Division of Education at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.

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