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An Overview of Medical Ethics


An Overview of Medical Ethics

CME Certificate Fee: $50.00 (USD) for certificate

Optional Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) Fee: $10.00 (USD) per point

2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

2.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Credit Type: Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
  • Practice Areas: Professionalism/Patient Safety/Other Skills

Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours

Author(s)/Editor(s): Richard Kitaeff, M.A., N.D., Dip.Ac., L.Ac.
Further Author/Editor Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Michigan, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas     Learn More >>

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Identify the principles of ethical or moral conduct for physicians
  • Explain the basis for ethical relationships between physicians and patients
  • Understand the need for privacy, consent and confidentiality in medical encounters
  • Describe the ethical practice of reproductive medicine, organ transplantation and medical research
  • Understand physician responsibility in public health, professional behavior and working relationships, access to healthcare and ethical management of business and financial issues

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

An Overview of Medical Ethics
CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2022
Original Release Date: April 29, 2020
Most Recent Review by Author: September 8, 2020
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: September 8, 2020
Financial Support Received: None
An Overview of Medical Ethics
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

2.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s) (Optional):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Credit Type: Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
  • Practice Areas: Professionalism/Patient Safety/Other Skills

Current CME Approval Period: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2022
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and MedTrainer. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

MOC Recognition Statement(s)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 Medical Knowledge Part II MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 2.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


If you elect to receive MOC credit for this course, you give permission for VLH.com to share your information and activity completion data with the ACCME and the specialty board(s) chosen through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

An Overview of Medical Ethics
About the Author

Richard Kitaeff, M.A., N.D., Dip.Ac., L.Ac., naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, was the first Westerner to graduate from Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Osaka, Japan. Kitaeff was also licensed as an acupuncturist by the government of Japan in 1975 and was a member of the first graduating class of naturopathic physicians from Bastyr University in 1982. He interned at the Osaka Medical College Pain Clinic and the Kyoto Pain Control Institute. Richard Kitaeff's research on acupuncture and endorphins, carried out at the University of Washington School of Medicine and published in the journal Pain, was the first to verify the analgesic effect of acupuncture through objective (EEG) measurement.

As a pioneering North American acupuncturist, he founded and directed acupuncture training programs of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bastyr University in Seattle and was founding president of the Acupuncture Association of Washington. He has additionally taught acupuncture and pain management courses and seminars at Meiji, Friends World College, University of Washington, City University (Seattle), Pacific Acupuncture College and Southwest Acupuncture College. He has been an invited speaker at conferences of the American Association of Holistic Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Physician Assistants, the Northwest Naturopathic Conference, and Northwest Hospital. Kitaeff has also published articles on acupuncture and pain management in Pain, the Townsend Letter, the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, and book chapters in Optimal Wellness, the Textbook of Natural Medicine, and the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Since 1984, Richard Kitaeff has owned and directed New Health Medical Center in Edmonds, Washington. New Health Medical Center is a multidisciplinary center integrating North American, European and Asian techniques of pain control, systemic detoxification, allergy elimination and stress management. Since 1999, he has been the only acupuncturist or naturopathic physician to become a staff member of a major hospital in the Northwest, and additionally has been granted privileges at rehabilitation hospitals to treat stroke patients with acupuncture.

Disclosure: Dr. Kitaeff states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

An Overview of Medical Ethics
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Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
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by Ahmed Abdin | Aug 21, 2021
Course is comprehensive and to the point
by Joseph Meier | Aug 10, 2021
Well done. Excellent slide presentation and interactive.
by Hidden | Jul 31, 2021
It was very valuable; should be required for medical providers every 5 years.
by Hidden | Jun 27, 2021
This rates as the most thorough review of medical ethics that I've encountered.
by Hidden | Jun 25, 2021
This is a good course and covers everything I could have thought of.
by Hidden | Jun 5, 2021
test had too many double negatives
An Overview of Medical Ethics
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Michigan Medical Ethics CME
Nevada Medical Ethics, Pain Management or Addiction Care CME
Rhode Island Ethics CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME

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An Overview of Medical Ethics
Technical Requirements

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