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Ethics Difficult Case Review:

Ethics Difficult Case Review: "The Difficult Discharge-When Can a Hospital Discharge a Patient Against Their Will?"

After attending this activity, the target audience of physicians in psychology, psychiatry, surgery, oncology and critical care, social workers, nurses and chaplains should be able to:


Series Objectives

·         Recognize bioethical issues in patient care, thinking critically about topics, and engage in discussions of the problem with their peers (knowledge, competence);

·         Identify the situation's competing values and weigh the public good against the individual's rights (knowledge, competence);

·         Propose ethically sound solutions by clearly/confidently articulating bioethical quandary & the factors balanced in that solution, allowing the parties the outcome most appropriate for the situation (knowledge, competence, performance, pt outcomes).



The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This series has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center that the program chair(s), planning committee member, faculty/teacher/ author, or CME activity reviewer must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products may be discussed in the activities, if any.  MD Anderson also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products.  Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.               



Continuing Nursing Education will not be provided for this ethics presentation.


Continuing Social Work Education

The following presentation for .1 Social Work CEU has been approved.                   



Date: 11/11/13, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 11/11/13, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Pickens Academic Tower FCT3.5001
Format: Seminar/Conference
CME: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Facilitator: Jessica A. Moore, DHCE
Speaker: Josiah Halm, MD
Contact: Brittany Campbell - (713) 794-1495 -
  Difficult Case Announcement_Nov 2013.pdf (PDF, 470 KB)
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