Health Care Ethics: Provocative Topics

Internet Enduring Material Series, offered by CME in Bites

 

  • Type of Software needed to complete the online program: Desktop computer, tablets & mobile devices capable of internet connectivity and video browsing capabilities
  • Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 2 Hours/Topic
  • Date of Original release on your website: October 1, 2020
  • Termination date: October 1, 2023

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE & SPEAKER DECLARATIONS

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Standards for Commercial Support require that presentations are free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. The following planners and presenter(s) have disclosed financial interest/arrangements or affiliations with organization(s) that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s).  Only the current arrangements/interests are included. *Planning Committee

 

Joseph Caruana, MD, MS. -Co-Activity Director: Nothing to Report

Scott V. Monte, PharmD* -Co-Activity Director: Nothing to Report

Marsha Nelson*: Nothing to Report

                                                                                               

ACCME Standards of Commercial Support of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community.  When discussing therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names.  If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used.  If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabelled or investigational use of a commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.

 

 

Topic 1. Who decides what is good and ethical?

A scenario-based introduction to ethical principles for the healthcare professional.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the term medical ethics.
  1. Distinguish which ethical theory applies best to the healthcare professional.
  1. Explain the term “common morality” as it relates to healthcare ethics.
  1. Distinguish between what is legal and what is ethical?
  1. Recognize various ethical theories as they relate to patients.

ACPE upn # 0044-9999-20-039-H04-P

 

PRESCRIBERS:

 

ACCREDITATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates each of these internet enduring materials for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

PHARMACISTS ACCREDITATION 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  These knowledge-based activities have been awarded 2 contact hours (0.2 ceus) each of continuing pharmacy home study education credit.  Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity.

 

Topic 2. Abortion

A scenario-based application of ethical principles in a provider patient interaction concerning abortion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between common law and statutory law.
  1. Explain how the term “right” is used by those in favor of and those opposed to abortion.
  1. Recognize the possible conflict between a professional’s personal and professional values.
  1. Discuss the principles of autonomy and beneficence in the provider – patient relationship.
  1. Describe how the provider – patient relationship is fiduciary.

ACPE upn #0044-9999-20-040-H04-P

 

PRESCRIBERS:

 

ACCREDITATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates each of these internet enduring materials for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

PHARMACISTS ACCREDITATION 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  These knowledge-based activities have been awarded 2 contact hours (0.2 ceus) each of continuing pharmacy home study education credit.  Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity.

 

Topic 3. Provider assisted suicide (PAS)

A scenario-based application of ethical practices for the provider whose patient requests aid in dying.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the ethical arguments in favor of PAS.
  1. Identify the ethical arguments against PAS.
  1. Explain how a patient’s vulnerability should be respected by the provider.
  1. Identify between euthanasia and PAS.
  1. Recognize the ethical difference between motive and intention.

ACPE upn #0044-9999-20-041-H04-P

 

PRESCRIBERS:

 

ACCREDITATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates each of these internet enduring materials for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

PHARMACISTS ACCREDITATION 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  These knowledge-based activities have been awarded 2 contact hours (0.2 ceus) each of continuing pharmacy home study education credit.  Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity.

Topic 4. Truth Telling

A scenario-based application of ethical principles when a patient wants the truth about a serious diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of therapeutic privilege.
  1. Identify how a provider can maintain a patient’s hope while being truthful.
  1. Discuss the key steps in the process of telling the truth about a serious diagnosis.
  1. Identify how a patient’s family and culture should factor into truth telling.
  1. Discuss the arguments for truth telling have been influenced by ethical theories.

ACPE upn #0044-9999-20-042-H04-P

 

PRESCRIBERS:

 

ACCREDITATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates each of these internet enduring materials for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

PHARMACISTS ACCREDITATION 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  These knowledge-based activities have been awarded 2 contact hours (0.2 ceus) each of continuing pharmacy home study education credit.  Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity.

 

Topic 5. Confronting Errors

Scenario based application of ethical principles for the healthcare professional who witnesses a medical error.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the term “culture of safety” in healthcare.
  1. Identify an ethical approach to dealing with a medical error committed by another.
  1. Relate medical errors to the ethical principles of nonmaleficence and beneficence.
  1. Explain how Virtue theory might relate to dealing with a medical error.
  1. Identify how communication among health care teams relates to avoidance of medical errors.

ACPE upn #0044-9999-20-043-H04-P

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

PRESCRIBERS:

 

ACCREDITATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates each of these internet enduring materials for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

PHARMACISTS ACCREDITATION 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  These knowledge-based activities have been awarded 2 contact hours (0.2 ceus) each of continuing pharmacy home study education credit.  Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete all components of this activity.