CONFLICTS OF CONSCIENCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYSICIANS’ GATEKEEPING AUTHORITY

The Baruch A. Brody Lecture In Bioethics Presents: Holly Fernandez Lynch J.D., M.B.E

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Houston Methodist, and Rice University Department of Philosophy established this international award and named lectureship in Dr. Baruch Brody’s memory. This award recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics. Dr. Brody was one of America’s leading bioethicists, and this award honors someone in the field who embodies the values and virtues that were central to Dr. Brody’s scholarly life as well as work at the three sponsoring institutions.

Target Audience

Staff physicians and other allied health professionals need to be regularly updated on the guidelines and challenges related to ethics consultation, clinical ethics practice and the role of ethics in shared clinical decision-making. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how conflicts of conscience in medicine can be viewed through the lens of physician gatekeeping authority
  • Differentiate physician refusals based on clinical expertise, professional ethics, and personal beliefs
  • Describe reasons for and against accommodating physician conscience, and relevant constraints
  • Assess a reduction of physicians’ gatekeeping authority as a potential solution to conflicts of conscience, with implications for other areas including access to prescription drugs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.50 Social Work
Course opens: 
07/01/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Rating: 
0

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

This activity is in an online video module format and includes one didactic presentation.

To receive a certificate you should:

  • View the presentation in this enduring material.
  • Complete and submit the CME/CE evaluation form.

The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.50 hour(s).

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If you have questions about the participation process, please e-mail the Division of Continuing Professional Development, cpd@bcm.edu or phone 713.798.8237.

TERM OF APPROVAL

July 2020 through June 2022. Original release date: July 2020

DISCLAIMER 

This CME/CE activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Information and opinion offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation of information by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

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Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member
Cullen Professor of Medical Ethics and
Center Associate Director
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Savitri Fedson, M.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

David Garvis, Ph.D., Planning Committee Member
Regional Clinical Ethicist
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Claire Horner, J.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Holly Fernandez Lynch, J.D., M.B.E., Presenter
Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBe., of Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Lynch won for her significant contributions to the field in research and scholarship on topics ranging from religion and health law to FDA regulation of drugs to nudging health, and her involvement in groups like the Board of Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) and the Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight (AEREO).

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
  • 1.50 Social Work
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Required Hardware/software

Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.