Medical Ethics 1408 - Medical Ethics Advisor - Aug 01, 2010

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.


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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.


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

Managing Editor
Karen Young
AHC Media

Executive Editor
Russell Underwood
AHC Media


  • Paternalism: Does it still have a place in modern medical practice?
  • Physician-patient collaboration strategies
  • When the patient wants to go home to die
  • Banja: Shortcuts and normalization of deviance
  • USCCB: "Deficiencies" in conscience protections
  • Internet research raises institutional review boards
  • Behavioral health groups applaud Joint Commission


  • Discuss new developments in regulation and health care system approaches to bioethical issues applicable to specific health care systems
  • Explain the implications for new developments in bioethics as it relates to all aspects of patient care and health care delivery in institutional settings
  • Discuss the effect of bioethics on patients, their families, physicians, and society

Financial Disclosure:

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD (Peer Reviewer), Karen Young (Managing Editor), and Russ Underwood (Executive 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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