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Medical Ethics: Decision-Making Capacity

This activity fulfills the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) training standards for medical ethics requirement. The objectives include: define decision-making capacity and informed consent; explain how assessment of decision-making capacity has ethical implications for obtaining informed consent; explain the difference between patient decision-making capacity and competency; list the clinical standards required for decision-making capacity; identify tools helpful for determination of decision-making capacity; describe misconceptions about decision-making capacity frequently encountered in the clinical setting; and analyze clinical cases pertaining to ethical dilemmas involving decision-making capacity.

Earns: 1.0 CME credits

Michael Redinger, MD, MA, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Beth Elliott has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Michael Redinger, MD, MA, Department of Psychiatry, Co-Chief, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities & Law, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

60 minutes

Release Date: September 5, 2019
Renewal Date: September 30, 2022
Expiration Date: September 30, 2023