Cultivating Resilience in the Health Professions

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Recently, significant concern has been expressed about the state of the health care workforce. The psychological and emotional well-being of health professionals— including pharmacists—is integral to the success of health care systems. In situations in which health professionals experience feelings of demoralization, hopelessness, or indifference, there are real-world consequences for patient safety, interprofessional collaboration, and delivery of care.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between unproductive and productive occupational stress and burnout.
  2. Describe risk factors for occupational stress and burnout.
  3. Discuss mitigating strategies to address occupational stress and burnout.
  4. Reflect upon personal strategies to minimize the impact of occupational stress and prevent burnout.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning level: 1

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-119-H04-P/T.  

To obtain credit for Cultivating Resilience in the Health Professions, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then claim credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: February 1, 2020
Expiration date: February 1, 2023 


Cultivating Resilience in the Health Professions is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Advisory Board

Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD, FCAHS, Professor and Koffler Chair in Management, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation–Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Helen Sairany, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development and Partnership, APhA 


Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD, FCAHS; Helen Sairany, PharmD, MBA, BCACP and APhA’s Government Affairs and editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at


There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for nonmembers.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  To view the Technology System Requirements, please visit our website.