Informed Consent and Decision Making: The Code of Medical Ethics
This e-learning module incorporates animation, infographics, and scenario-based learning to help physicians identify the standard process of informed consent, how to handle situations when patients cannot give informed consent, and issues related to informed consent in special situations. The right of a patient to participate in decisions about their medical care and give consent to treatment are central to both professional ethics and law, and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides important guidance in this area. Practicing physicians will find this module, which is divided into four distinct micro-modules, provides essential guidance in a straightforward, understandable manner. Progress can be saved while taking this course, which lends itself to self-paced learning. 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 Danielle Chaet at danielle.chaet@ama-assn.org.
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Informed Consent and Decision Making: The Code of Medical Ethics (Formerly Understanding the Code of Medical Ethics: Informed Consent and Decision Making)
Release Date: October 2, 2017
Expiration Date: October 2, 2020

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, you should be able to: 
  1. Define each step of the informed consent process. 
  2. Identify a physician’s role in decision making for adults who lack capacity to give informed consent. 
  3. Identify a physician’s role in pediatric decision making. 
  4. Review a physician’s responsibilities when handling informed consent in special situations.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for practicing physicians, health care policy workers, medical students and residents interested in AMA ethics policy.

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

CME Activity Planning Committee
Christy Rentmeester, PhD – CME Program Committee/AMA
Elliott Crigger, PhD – Director, Ethics Policy/AMA
Danielle Chaet, MSB – Research Associate/AMA

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ccreditation 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 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 assessment answering 11 out of 13 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:
Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later

Should you have questions regarding the activity content, please contact Danielle Chaet at danielle.chaet@ama-assn.org.

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
90 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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