Issues Surrounding the Decision-making Capacity of Patients
Physicians and advanced practice providers in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other medical specialties need to receive regular updates on clinical best practices. Newly published, clinically relevant, evidence-based, peer-reviewed research articles will be used as an impetus for discussion. The series aims is to accelerate the practice of evidence-based medicine across the physician enterprise to expand clinical knowledge, enhance the quality of care, and improve patient outcomes. The series also aims to disseminate disease-specific clinical best practices and to encourage networking and collaboration within and across medical specialties.
Physicians, fellows, residents, and other healthcare providers.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
Identify and apply a framework for decision-making for patients who lack mental capacity.
Integrate strategies and tools to help physicians manage patients whose mental capacity is limited or lacking.
Recognize the importance of reviewing and discussing new clinical evidence in the context of improving care delivery and patient outcomes when mental capacity is impaired.
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 Baylor College of Medicine and CommonSpirit Health. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Ethics
- 1.00 Participation