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.
Preceptors assigned to teach the Foundational Capstone Ethics Discussions
- 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
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 2.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.