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Making medical ethics decisions, concerns about patient confidentiality, consent, competency, potential liability, treatment costs, and family wishes often are compounded by the conflicting demands of the government, the judiciary, healthcare providers, and patients.
Medical Ethics Advisor focuses on these issues so you can understand how biological, legal, financial, and moral viewpoints interrelate and shape the decision-making you encounter in your practice. Click here to see all recently published issues/articles from Medical Ethics Advisor.
Medical Ethics Advisor Covers:
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Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Director and Professor
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin
Susan Solverson, BSN, RN, CMSRN,
Editorial Advisory Board:
Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Nursing
John D. Banja, PhD
of Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics
Monica R. Chmielewski, JD
Foley & Lardner, LLP
J. Vincent Guss, Jr., DMin, BCC
Clinical Ethicist/Bioethics Professor
School of Medicine
Marc D. Hiller, DrPH
Department of Health
Management and Policy
University of New Hampshire
James Riddle, MCSE, CIP, CPIA, CRQM
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This activity is intended for acute care physicians, chiefs of medicine, hospital administrators, nurse managers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, members of ethics committees, IRB members, and chaplains.
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Physicians and nurses participate in this CME/CE activity by reading the issues, using the provided references for further research and studying the questions at the end of each issue. Participants will then be directed to a website, where they will complete an online assessment to show what they've learned. They must score 100 on the assessment in order to complete the activity, but they are allowed to answer the questions multiple times if needed. After they have successfully completed the assessment and an evaluation, they will receive their credit letter.