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Physicians can find themselves in ethically difficult positions when their patients are unable to give their informed consent. As part of the Informed Consent and Decision Making series, this Code of Medical Ethics module navigates a physician's obligation to assess their patient's decision-making capacity and explores the role of surrogates, consent versus assent, standards of decision-making, and the physician's role in advance care planning in this process.
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Education from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
is a series of interactive modules that provide training to assist physicians and healthcare professionals in thinking about the foundational values of conduct defining their honorable behavior. Learn more
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
0.25 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
0.25 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.
AMA CME Accreditation Information
Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .25 MA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content report no relevant financial relationships.
ABMS MOC Statement: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities, this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity. Please review the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory to see what ABMS Member Boards have accepted this activity.
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