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Ethics Case Studies & Education Resources
ACP ethics education resources cover a broad range of issues in clinical ethics, professionalism, teaching, research, health care delivery, and other topics. Each resource can be used as a learning activity and completed for free CME/MOC credits as indicated or used as a teaching tool.
ACP Ethics Case Study Series on Medscape
Free CME/MOC credits are available as indicated from Medscape for completion of the following ACP ethics case studies. Each case study draws on an ethical challenge encountered by physicians in everyday practice, teaching or research. A free Medscape login is required for access and completion.
- Pandemic Treatment Resource Allocation Ethics and Nondiscrimination CME/MOC
- Professional Attire and the Patient-Physician Relationship CME/MOC
- When the Family Caregiver Is a Physician: Negotiating the Ethical Boundaries CME/MOC
- ”Doctor, Can’t You Just Phone a Prescription In?” and Other Ethical Challenges of Telemedicine Encounters CME/MOC
- Confidentiality and Privacy: Beyond HIPAA to Honey, Can We Talk? CME/MOC
- Secret Recordings of Office Visits by Patients CME
- Addressing a Colleague's Unprofessional Behavior During Sign-Out CME
- Patient Requests for Specific Care: 'Surely You Can Explain to My Insurer That I Need Boniva? CME
- Maintaining Medical Professionalism Online: Posting of Patient Information CME
- Banning Harmful Health Behaviors as a Condition of Employment: Where There's Smoke There's Fired? CME
- Addressing a Colleague's Sexually Explicit Facebook Post
- Wellness Programs and Patient Goals of Care
- Resident Duty Hours: To Hand Over or Gloss Over?
- When an Aging Colleague Seems Impaired
- Preventive Health Screening, Ethics, and the Cognitively Impaired Patient
- Stewardship of Health Care Resources: Allocating Mechanical Ventilators During Pandemic Influenza
- Stewardship of Health Care Resources: Responding to a Patient’s Request for Antibiotics
- Copied and Pasted and Misdiagnosed (or Cloned Notes and Blind Alleys)
- Who Should Get What? Mammography and the Stewardship of Health Care Resources
- Physician Work Stoppages and Political Demonstrations -- Economic Self-Interest or Patient Advocacy? Where Is the Line?
- Serving as an Expert Witness: Is There a Duty? CME/MOC
- Author! Author! Who Should Be Named in a Published Study? An Ethics Case Study
- The Difficult Patient: Should You End the Relationship? What Now? An Ethics Case Study
- Dealing with the 'Disruptive' Physician Colleague
Additional ACP Ethics Case Studies
- Must You Disclose Mistakes Made by Other Physicians?
- Providing Care to Undocumented Immigrants
- Twenty-eight additional case studies are published in the book Ethical Choices: Case Studies for Medical Practice (2nd edition)
Ethics Manual (CME/MOC)
The ACP Ethics Manual is the core of College ethics policy. The seventh edition examines issues in medical ethics, reflecting on the ethical tenets of medicine and their application to emerging challenges while also revisiting older issues that are still very pertinent. It helps physicians be prepared to deal with ethical challenges: to identify and reaffirm the fundamentals of medical ethics—such as the patient-physician relationship—and apply principles and reasoned arguments in resolving dilemmas and in debate about ethics topics.
A 25-question quiz module on the seventh edition of the Ethics Manual is available for up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and MOC Points. The activity is free for ACP members and Annals subscribers.
Hidden Curriculum (CME/MOC)
Annals of Internal Medicine offers two CME/MOC activities for ACP members and Annals subscribers:
For more information on these and other educational content, please contact Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, at email@example.com or at 215-351-2835.