Physicians have a responsibility to take action to avoid harm in cases of impairment, whether it be their own or a colleague's. As part of the Physician Wellness and Professional Conduct series, this Code of Medical Ethics module describes types of impairment, as well as the implications and responsibilities physicians have to themselves and other physicians in maintaining a safe environment. Learn to identify impairment in physicians, the negative impact on patient care, and the systems in place that can help impaired physicians.
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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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AMA CME Accreditation Information
Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content report no relevant financial relationships.
If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Credit Renewal Dates: December 31, 2020, December 31, 2021
Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
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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