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Aging Physicians: Practice Dilemmas
Studies have shown aging physicians' sense of "success" is interlaced with continuing practice; however, physicians have an ethical responsibility to recognize, respond, and report impairments in themselves and other physicians. This course reviews age-related conditions likely to cause impairment and steps for promoting, patient safety, evaluation and treatment of age-related impairments.
- Identify common cognitive, sensory, and motor illnesses that may affect physicians as they age;
- Describe signs of underperformance
- Recognize the ethical responsibility of physicians to address potentially impairing conditions in colleagues and themselves to promote safe patient care; and
- Employ steps that monitor and support safe practices of senior physicians
This program addresses the following desirable physician attributes: Professionalism, Patient care, Interprofessional practice, Interpersonal communication skills, Practice-based learning and improvement.
This program is developed for physicians, residents, and students of medical professionals in all specialties.
Released: Sept. 2015
Reviewed: Jan. 2019
Expires: Jan. 2021
No refunds or exchanges will be processed for this program.
|1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.
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This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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