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Political Matters, Contributions, Gifts, and Social Media

Learning Objectives
1. Explain the risks of boundary violations with patients when communicating political opinions, soliciting charitable contributions, accepting gifts and using social media
2. State what you should or shouldn't do in such cases
0.25 Credit CME

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.

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