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Aging and Retirement: Practice Dilemmas
This activity educates participants on how to identify potentially impairing conditions that could affect optimal patient care and personal well-being. The activity also describes how physicians can prepare emotionally and ethically for a successful and satisfying retirement, which represents 25 percent of one’s life.
Release date: May 1, 2008
Review date: Jan. 8, 2017
Expiration date: Feb. 8, 2021
Physicians of all specialties
Patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism
Upon completion of this activity, physicians should be able to:
- Identify common cognitive, sensory, and motor illnesses that may affect physicians as they age;
- Describe signs of under-performance;
- Recognize the ethical responsibility of physicians to potentially impairing conditions in colleagues and themselves to promote safe patient care;
- Employ steps that address safe practices of senior physicians;
- Explain the importance of early planning to prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement;
- Discuss patient care, personal factors, and ethical considerations shown to be significant in preparing for retirement;
- Apply skills taught in this course for maintaining optimal patient care while planning for a successful retirement; and
- List considerations for part-time work before retirement.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.
Registration fees are not refundable.
|2 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 2 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 2 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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