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What Practicing Physicians Need to Know About the New AMA Policy: Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities
This online, self-paced activity is intended to familiarize participants with the requirements of ethics policy in Opinion E-9.141 Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities, of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA), which was promulgated as an Opinion in November 2012. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics, comprised of the Principles of Medical Ethics and Opinions of CEJA, sets standards of professional conduct that all AMA members are expected to uphold. Physicians who fail to adhere to the standards set out in the Code are subject to disciplinary review of their fitness for membership by CEJA. In addition, state medical boards and courts across the country draw on the Code in disciplinary and legal proceedings. This activity will examine the standards set in E-9.141 and identify resources to help physicians appropriately implement professional ethical obligations to handle difficult patient discharge situations, particularly in resource-poor settings. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Bette Crigger 1-312-464-5223.

What Practicing Physicians Need to Know About the New AMA Policy: Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities
Release Date: April 8, 2013
Expiration Date: April 8, 2014

Federation Staff Access
Please contact Terri Marchiori at terri.marchiori@ama-assn.org to obtain your discount code before registering. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the core values at stake in the ethical responsibility of safe patient discharge.
  2. Describe the requirements of new AMA ethics policy in this area. 
  3. Identify resources to support decision making that promotes safe discharge in resource-poor setting.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for all AMA members, including medical students, residents and fellows, practicing physicians, health care administrators, utilization managers, and non-physician clinical professionals. It is also appropriate for any physician who plays a role in licensing, credentialing, disciplining, or educating physicians. Any physician or non-physician who is involved with the discharge of patients should be particularly interested.  

Statement of Need
There is a need to educate physicians about their ethical responsibilities to use available resources for safe patient discharge generally and about the requirements of new AMA ethics policy specifically. Failure to adhere to fulfill these responsibilities may jeopardize the interests of both individual patients and the community. Moreover, failure to adhere to newly established standards may result in disciplinary action.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: medical knowledge, patient care, and professionalism.

CME Activity Planning Committee
Faith Lagay, PhD – AMA CME Program Committee
Bette Crigger, PhD – Director Ethics Policy/AMA
Danielle Hahn, MSB – Research Associate/AMA
Todd Ferguson, PhD – Research Associate/AMA

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim on the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) view the webinar in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering at least 3 out of 4 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation.

Disclosure
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.

Hardware/Software Requirements to view these webcasts are:
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher

Should you have questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Bette Crigger at bette.crigger@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5223.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

 


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
$20.00
Activity Price
67 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians