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Aging and Retirement: Practice Dilemmas

Credit(s): 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: PHR-AGERET/GEN
Access: Available until February 28, 2017
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    This activity will educate participants on how to identify potentially impairing conditions that could affect optimal patient care and personal well-being. The activity also will describe how physicians can emotionally and ethically prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement, which represents 25 percent of one’s life.


    Release Date: May 1, 2008

    Review Date: February 1, 2014

    Expiration Date: February 28, 2017


    Target Audience:

    Physicians of all specialties


    Course Objectives:

    Upon completion of this activity, physicians should be able to:

    1.       Identify common cognitive, sensory, and motor illnesses that may affect physicians as they age;

    2.       Describe signs of under-performance;

    3.       Recognize the ethical responsibility of physicians to potentially impairing conditions in aging colleagues and themselves to promote safe patient care;

    4.       Employ steps that address safe practices of senior physicians;

    5.       Outline a transitional practice plan for aging physicians;

    6.       Explain the importance of early planning to prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement;

    7.       Discuss patient care, physician factors, and ethical considerations shown to be significant in preparing for retirement;

    8.       Apply skills taught in this course to maintaining optimal patient care while planning for a successful retirement; and

    9.       List considerations for part-time work before retirement.


    Teaching Methods:

    The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation.


    Sponsored By:

    Texas Medical Association

    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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    2 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 2 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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