The Course in Medical Ethics is designed for physicians in all specialties who wish or need to pursue focused study in areas of applied ethics, including boundary maintenance.
The Doctor-Patient Relationship is a specially privileged relationship in our society. As a result, physicians are afforded access to information and confidences by patients that are not available to anyone else. Along with this privilege comes a series of professional responsibilities for physicians, since more is expected of physicians than from most other professionals in our society.
The practice of medicine is governed by several important ethical precepts, including: confidentiality, beneficence, respect for patient autonomy, truth telling and the highest degree of professionalism. Physicians work within the guidelines of these principles. Yet medical practice can also be challenged by these principles, particularly when two or more are in conflict. This expertly-taught intensive course – liberally employing case presentations – focuses on applied ethics, from boundary issues to billing practices.
Friday, November 22, 2013, in combination with Pharmacology and Prescribing Controlled Drugs
Registration coming soon!
Contact MASA's Department of Education at (334) 954-2500 or (800) 239-6272 for more information.