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Upon completion of this educational activity, the physician will be able to:
Target Audience This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of AMA Journal of Ethics readers who are practicing and research physicians and physician educators.
Statement of Need In its 16 years of publication the AMA Journal of Ethics has published numerous articles that have established some clinicians’ lack knowledge or skill in the following and other important areas at the intersection of ethics and clinical practice: ability to communicate diagnoses and prognoses to patients clearly and compassionately; working relationships with colleagues; disparities in health status or health care access for members of minority groups; setting palliative care goals and having end-of-life treatment discussions; modeling professionalism to trainees; informed consent or refusals to specific interventions; managing relations with pharmaceutical companies; how to respond to performance incentives; how to respond to requests for interventions that are not clinically indicated, and professional conduct relative to social media. Many of these topics have been identified by state licensing boards as required for license issue or renewal. Examples of knowledge areas required for license renewal include ethics, professionalism, palliative care, end-of-life care, patient safety, errors responsiveness and prevention, prevention of domestic violence, pain management, cross-cultural communication, and nosocomial infection control.
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