Medical Ethics Advisor (Vol. 31, No. 11) - November 1, 2015

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Release date: November 2015

Valid through: November 2018

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.

Subjects

  • Latest study shows significant cost savings with early palliative care
  • Conflicts can result in clinicians’ moral distress
  • Proposed changes on human subjects research raise some ethical concerns
  • Could efforts to stop opioid abuse harm patient/physician relationship?
  • Ethical challenges in assessing adolescents’ decision-making capacity
  • Researchers accused of unethical practices: Psychiatric patients “extremely vulnerable”

Objectives

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

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

Physicians

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 Listing

Authors

Stacey Kusterbeck

Editors

Consulting Editor: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Consulting Editor Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, and Contributing Editor Stacey Kusterbeck report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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