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Physician Suicide Prevention: The Ethics and Role of the Physician Colleague and the Healing Community

ACP Ethics and Professionalism

Suicide is a major health issue that has a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and communities. The medical community is no exception. This ethics case study is intended to raise awareness of stressors and provide guidance.

First, read the case study. After reading, ACP members can take the CME/MOC survey for free.

CME/MOC:

Up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires October 15, 2024   active

Cost:

Free

Format:

Journal Articles

Product:

ACP Ethics and Professionalism

ACP is devoted to policy development and implementation on issues related to medical ethics and professionalism, and is a resource for ACP members and the public.

Author, Case History 

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Authors, Commentary

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Paula Katz
Associate
Center for Ethics and Professionalism
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Editor

Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD
Director
Center for Ethics and Professionalism
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Disclosures

None of the contributors have anything to disclose.

Accreditation Information

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Release Date:  October 15, 2021

Expiration Date:  October 15, 2024