Keynote-Anger Management for Physicians 

Anger Management for Physicians 

Anger is a normal emotion but when poorly managed can cause chaos in the medical workplace. It is widely recognized that patient safety and quality of care depend on good communication and teamwork. There is an increasing need for services to help doctors, and other health care workers, manage anger appropriately and communicate well.  Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and an anger management specialist certified by NAMA. 

This keynote teaches the skills needed to reduce angry outbursts, manage the frustrations of modern medicine and improve the communication skills needed to work in a healthcare team.

Audience: physicians, physician executives, practice managers, administrators, healthcare executives

Recommended Number: 4-20

Time: Full day (6 hour), can be adapted to 45 minute lecture

Coaching for Physicians also provides weekly group anger management classes as needed for organizations

Suggested Add-ons: DiSC Communication Style Assessment, Emotional Intelligence Assessment (EQ)-EQi-2.0 and EQI 360), Anger Assessment (various)

CME: may be available-additional fees apply

Depending on the time this lecture may give participants a greater understanding of these topics:

  • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory
  • Understand how the personality of physicians and medical training can contribute to anger  
  • Be aware of  the legal, ethical and medical consequences of unmanaged anger
  • Recognize early signs of anger buildup and reading anger warning signs
  • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger
  • Know techniques to control anger, particularly using coping thoughts, mindfulness and relaxation
  • Improve communication and express a feeling or position using I-messages.
  • Set boundaries and communicate needs
  • Know the difference between a boundary and an expectation
  • Understand how to identifying the problem
  • Understand the role of emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Know skills for constructive disagreement, including effective negotiation and solution-building
  • Understand how to deal with unrealistic expectations
  • … and much more  (CME approved)

For information about costs and scheduling call 505-280-4284 or use our contact page. We also offer individual coaching by telephone or in person.

Dr. Patrick Hudson MD, FACS, BCC is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association. He is also a  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Board Certified Coach. In addition to his medical degrees, he has advanced degrees in Mental Health Counseling, Medical Ethics and Liberal Arts. Dr. Hudson is an anger management specialist certified by the NAMA and is available for coaching and education. He specializes in individual anger management and emotional intelligence coaching for physicians and surgeons.

  Coaching for Physicians
 Specialized, Confidential Coaching Exclusively for Physicians
505-280-4284 (US Mountain Time)