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Aligning Policies to Create an Ethical Practice Environment: Leadership for Ethical Practice

Learning Objectives
1. Describe how institutional policies shape the practice environment
2. Identify key areas of policies important to an ethical practice environment
3. Recognize how a physician might play a leading role in creating an ethical practice environment
4. Identify opportunities to improve the policies in your own practice environment
0.25 Credit CME

The policies in place within an institution are crucial to shaping a practice environment, and physicians have the opportunity to improve such policies. As part of the Leadership for Ethical Practice series, this Code of Medical Ethics module demonstrates how institutional policies can improve patient care, foster transparent decision-making, and support staff well-being. Learn to navigate difficult ethical decisions as they relate to policies within the practice environment using case scenarios.

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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.

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Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .25 AMA 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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