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Understanding the Code of Medical Ethics: Physician Wellness, Patient Safety and Responsibilities to Colleagues Unfit for Practice
This CME activity is intended to help physicians understand their ethical obligations to maintain wellness, help fellow colleagues in need, and promote a profession that places patient well-being and safety foremost. 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.

Understanding the Code of Medical Ethics: Physician Wellness, Patient Safety, and Responsibilities to Colleagues Unfit for Practice
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Expiration Date: April 1, 2015

Learning Objectives

    1. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the relevant Principles and Opinions of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
    2. Explain why certain types of personal conduct are ethically unacceptable.
    3. Explain why physicians have an ethical obligation to intervene in and report unprofessional behavior, including impairment, incompetence, disruptive behavior, and unethical or illegal practices.
    4. Identify and apply AMA guidance related to unprofessional behavior of physicians and intervening when a colleague is behaving unprofessionally.
    Target Audience
    This activity is designed for all physicians, medical students, residents and fellows who are non-members and members of the AMA.   

    Statement of Need
    There is a need to raise awareness of physicians' professional and ethical responsibilities to maintain their health and wellness in a way that makes them fit to practice medicine. This also includes raising physicians' awareness of their responsibility to help impaired colleagues get necessary help and, where needed, to report and conduct which might endanger the safety and well-being of patients. 

    Statement of Competency
    This activity is designed to address the ABMS/ACGME competency: professionalism.

    CME Activity Planning Committee
    Faith Lagay, PhD – AMA CME Program Committee
    Bette Crigger, PhD – Director Ethics Policy/AMA
    Danielle Hahn Chaet, 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 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 materials, 2) successfully complete the quiz answering 5 out of 6 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.

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    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)
    FREE
    Member Price
    $20.00
    Non-Member Price
    59 Registered Users
    Credits
    0.75 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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