It is vital that physicians be aware of how their position of power can influence or intimidate their patients even when it comes to discussing non-clinical matters. As part of the Boundaries for Physicians series, this Code of Medical Ethics module offers guidance on how to maintain boundaries with patients in circumstances such as discussing political matters, charitable contributions, accepting gifts, and using social media. Learn the risks involved with violating these professional boundaries and how to properly maintain such boundaries.
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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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This course is one component of AMA's 3-part training on professional boundaries. Learners are expected to complete all three components.
Political Matters, Contributions, Gifts, and Social Media
Treating Colleagues, Family, and Self
Sexual and Romantic Boundary Violations
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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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