Program Description: 

Physicians are often uncomfortable addressing spiritual issues with patients and may see patients’ deaths as a sign of failure as a healer.  Physicians are trained to make evidence based decisions and may not relate to a patient’s spiritual experience of illness.  Physicians without palliative care training may not be comfortable addressing end of life care.  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: 
  • Appreciate the importance of addressing patients’ spiritual concerns as a part of optimizing the patient physician relationship
  • Cite the current laws surrounding physician assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • Apply the ethical principles to determine appropriate care for patients at the end of life
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: 
03/25/2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm CDT
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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