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0.5 Credit CME

Privacy and Confidentiality: The Code of Medical Ethics

AMA August 16, 2018
This enduring e-learning module incorporates animation, infographics, and scenario-based learning to help physicians identify the elements of privacy, confidentiality, and differences between the two. It also delineates between appropriate and inappropriate disclosures of information, highlighting physician responsibilities in these instances. Privacy and confidentiality are central to both professional ethics and law, and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides important guidance in this area; the source material for this module is largely drawn from the Code. Practicing physicians will find this module, which is divided into two micro-modules, provides essential guidance in a straightforward, understandable manner. Progress can be saved while taking this course, which lends itself to self-paced learning.

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