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Understanding Patients' PerspectivesInformed Consent as Process and Applying the LEARN Model

Learning Objectives
1. Define key terminology around the topic of cultural competence
2. Recognize the influence of patient's background on the consent process
3. Describe a framework for communicating effectively with patients
4. Apply the LEARN model to elicit patient understanding in their clinical situation
5. Apply best practices to overcome barriers for truly informed consent
0.5 Credit CME

This adaptive learning module is composed of two modules. The first will test your knowledge of how patients' personal histories and explanation of illness influence the process of informed consent. The module will explore the role of explanatory models and concepts of cultural competence, cultural humility, and structural competence in relation to informed consent. The second module will help you identify opportunities to implement the LEARN model of communication. Case-based questions let the learner practice the types of responses that help elicit a patient's perspective on their medical circumstance. Both courses adapt to the physician learner's performance and can range from between 7 to 15 minutes.

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.5 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 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 reported no relevant financial relationships.

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