The PBI Medical Ethics and Professionalism Course is an intensive and interactive 22 CME hour training for physicians, doctorates and other health professionals. Approved by the California Medical Board as meeting CA Title 16 requirements and acceptable to most other boards, we start with the premise that everyone has a "violation potential." During this course you will explore your own risk factors, vulnerabilities, accountability and resistance to face your violation potential. You will develop an individualized ethics protection plan to implement into your clinical practice. We firmly believe that only in this way can you better protect yourself and others.
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|ME-22 Medical Ethics and Professionalism||
San Francisco, CA
|San Francisco, CA only||Los Angeles, CA only|
|February 22-23, 2019||Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050 Course is full.|
|March 23-24, 2019||San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront 600 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010- Call 650-340-8500 for reservations and ask for the PBI room block.|
|April 12-13, 2019||Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050|
|May 17-18, 2019||Irvine Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport - 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA, 92614 - Call (949) 345-1856 and ask for the PBI room block.|
|June 21-22, 2019||Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050|
|August 2-3, 2019||Irvine Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport - 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA, 92614 - Call (949) 345-1856 and ask for the PBI room block.|
|September 6-7, 2019||Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050|
|September 28-29, 2019||San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront 600 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010- Call 650-340-8500 for reservations and ask for the PBI room block.|
|October 25-26, 2019|
|November 16-17, 2019||San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront 600 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010- Call 650-340-8500 for reservations and ask for the PBI room block.|
|December 6-7, 2019|
Ethics and Professionalism
Each course is taught by leaders in their fields of medicine, including psychiatrists and physician experts in physician health and impairment who are familiar with medical practice and administrative laws. The faculty for this course are selected by PBI and approved by the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.
The methods of instruction include a pre-course component requiring study, writing, and testing, followed by on-site course group discussion, lectures, workshops, role play exercises, video, and a post-test. There is also a follow-up component conducted at 6 and 12 months post-course.
Background assessment: Pre-course includes a 1-3 page write-up of details of ethical violation in question. Attendees will submit to the course director, copies of the board complaint and consent agreement. Course includes in-person description of ethical violation in question.
Baseline Assessment: Pre-course includes the PBI Ethics Self-Assessment Tool™ assignment, which requires participants to answer ethics-based questions. Their responses are reviewed by course faculty and discussed during the course to help participants identify their areas of weakness and improve ethical decision-making.
Course: Relevant laws and codes will again be reviewed in live workshop setting with peers and course instructors.
Participant Expectations and Introduction: Course begins with a group process where participants share their reasons for participation and their expectations.
Didactic: Course includes presentations by 4 or more experienced instructors drawn from a rotational faculty consisting of three physicians (two psychiatrists and the physician director of physician health program and addiction medicine specialist), two psychologists, three attorneys, and the executive director of PBI. Topics identified in background assessments will be thoroughly addressed.
Experiential Exercises: Course will be interspersed with didactic presentations, group discussions, role-playing and practice, and individual writing.
Development of Stratified Ethics Protection Plan to be implemented into clinical practice.
Longitudinal: Participants will participate in the course follow-up component at 6 and 12 months from completion of the 2-day live component. Further, participants are encouraged to participate in the weekly teleconference Maintenance and Accountability Seminars. This 12 CME relapse prevention course provides moderator-led, peer-group discussion of ethics dilemma and resolution, assistance with implementing Protection Plan into practice. Regular attendance enhances and elevates accountability and reduces the potential for recidivism.
Pre-Course Section: See the workbook: Medical Ethics and Professionalism
Readings - 3.75 hours
Assignments - 4.25 hours
Total = 8.00 hours
Course Schedule - Day 1:
|8:15- 9:00||Orientation and Fundamentals|
|9:00-10:15||Sharing by each attendee regarding why they are in the course and what their expectation and goals are for the course. Feedback by group.|
|10:30-11:15||Sex, Drugs, Power and Disciplinary Actions|
|11:15-12:00||Codependence, Power and Responsibility|
|12:00-1:00||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:00-2:00||Counterdependence, Risk-Taking and Denial|
|2:00-3:00||Small group discussion regarding causes of ethics violations|
|3:15-4:45||Medical Practice Act, laws, and resources|
Course Schedule - Day 2:
|8:15- 9:00||Violation potential and the ethics formula|
|12:00-1:00||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:00-3:00||Developing your own Ethics Violation Protection Plan|
|3:15-4:45||Role playing regarding Protection Plans|
Follow-up Evaluation and Review* - conducted at 6 and 12 months post course:
6 and 12 month follow-up components will be emailed to you. Please notify us of any changes to your email address and other contact information.
*This is a statutory requirement for California professionals. However, we strongly encourage non-California course graduates to participate in the follow-up components as part of the protection plan to review improvements and outcomes.
Upon completion of the ME-22 program, participants should be able to:
PBI has a proven history of assisting licensed professionals to move past boundary issues with compassion and understanding.
We are the most cost-effective boundary program in the US as well as the most accessible: your class will start immedately upon registration. We provide weekend conferences so you have less down-time - many of our programs go from 8am Friday through 5pm Sunday to keep from interrupting your busy schedule.
We have been CME accredited since 2003 and we are the only program developed and presented by a consortium of experts from across the United States to protect professionals and their patients, clients, students, staffers, and/or congregants. PBI was selected by the Federation of State Medical Boards in 2006 to provide webinar training to State Medical Board members on the topic of sexual and non-sexual boundary transgressions by licensees.
We have a large and diverse faculty and we are the only course in the country with integrated teleconference follow-ups that maximize your value from the course. We are also the only US program founded by a physician in recovery for a boundary violation.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education provided by the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.meded.uci.edu.