Medical Ethics 1003 - Medical Ethics Advisor - Mar 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for acute care physicians, chiefs of medicine, hospital administrators, nurse managers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

Editor
Allison Mechem Weaver
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Managing Editor
Jill Robbins
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Board Member
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Director
Medical and Legal Affairs
Center for the Study of Bioethics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

Subjects:

  • Withdrawing life support from PVS patients: Do ethics change for age?
  • Recognition of patients’ spiritual needs grows
  • PAS ruling settles some questions, others left open
  • Abstinence-only education problematic, group says
  • Accepting, rejecting patient gifts: A delicate proposition
  • JCAHO issues sentinel event alert on medication accuracy
  • Americans for quarantine not forced compliance

Objectives:

  • discuss new information about hospital-based approaches to bioethical issues and developments in the regulatory arena that apply to the hospital ethics committee
  • stay abreast of developments in bioethics and their implications on patient care, risk management, and liability
  • learn how bioethical issues specifically affect physicians, patients, and patients? families

Financial Disclosure:

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD (Board Member), Allison Mechem Weaver (Editor), Coles McKagen (Editorial Group Head), and Jill Robbins (Managing Editor) report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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