Program Description: 

Physicians are often not comfortable assessing patients’ decision making capacity despite the vital need to do so whenever obtaining informed consent.  Many physicians believe that only psychiatrists and psychologists can assess decision making capacity when it is often the providers with the most familiarity with the proposed treatment who are best able to determine if a patient has capacity to consent.  This interactive clinician led small group discussion for M2s in the Foundational Capstone Course focused on the application of ethical priniciples to clinical scenarios that pose management dilemmas. Small group faciliatators who complete pre reading assignment and complete a post test following discussion are eligible to receive CME credit for sessions.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 2.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 

Preceptors assigned to teach the Foundational Capstone Ethics Discussions

Learning objectives: 
  • Identify the elements of decision making capacity
  • Describe the use of advanced directives to guide patient care for patients who lack decision making capacity
  • Appreciate the ethical conflict between autonomy and beneficence when patients and physicians have discordant views on their plan of care
Faculty & credentials: 
Kim Stoner, MD, MS, FACP
Assistant Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Foundational Capstone Course Director, Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Theresa Krausert
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-4194
Session date: 
03/04/2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm CST
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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