EP-8 - Customized Conference for Healthcare Institutions


Ethics & Professionalism (A Course for Healthcare Organizations)

A Conference for Healthcare Institution Personnel



Contact Us

To arrange to have this course presented to your healthcare facility's personnel, please call us at 904-800-1237 or email us at info@professionalboundaries.com

CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement

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.

Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

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.

California Assembly Bill 1195

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.cme.uci.edu.


Course Information

Introduction

This course was designed to prevent boundary violations as a risk management course for your personnel and is available at your facility.

Course Goals

To prevent boundary and ethical violations in clinical settings by elevating a clinician’s knowledge and application of professional boundaries, thus improving ethical processing for the safe practice of medicine.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define professional boundaries;
  • Differentiate and identify boundary drifts, crossings, and violations;
  • Understand the scope of harm that occurs with a violation;
  • Apply the Boundary/Ethics Formula™ for maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • Measure risk factors and violation potentials;
  • Identify red flags of evolving ethical transgressions in oneself and others for early intervention and prevention;
  • Begin the process of developing and implementing a Stratified Boundary/Ethics Protection Plan™ for personal and professional safety.

Course Versions

The course is designed in two versions, a short version (1-4 CMEs) for general medical professionals and an extended version (8 CME) for mental health professionals. There is a need for multiple versions to impact the greatest number of healthcare professionals in the greatest number of clinical settings through a variety of educational venues.

Short Version Agenda (1-4 CME credits)

Hour 1:

  • Disclosure statement
  • Review of the course goals and objectives
  • Defining professional boundaries
  • Codes of ethics, statutes, policies and the Oath of Hippocrates
  • Defining power and authority

Hour 2:

  • How well trained professionals with the best intentions make poor decisions
  • Introduction to hot/cold ethics
  • Differentiating boundary drifts, crossings and violations
  • Harm and impact of boundary and ethical violations

Hour 3:

  • Introduction to the Three Laws of Boundaries
  • Learning and applying The Boundary / Ethics Formula, a conceptual model for understanding the relationship of medical practice risk factors and the clinician's vulnerabilities

Hour 4:

  • Creating a Stratified Boundary / Ethics Protection Plan
    • Organizational Protection
    • Professional Protection
    • Personal Protection
  • Implementation of the Plan in clinical settings
  • Early identification of evolving transgressions in colleagues and intervention

Extended Version Agenda (up to 8 CME credits) for Mental Health Professionals

Hour 1:

  • Disclosure statement
  • Review of the course goals and objectives
  • Defining professional boundaries in medicine, particularly mental health settings
  • Codes of ethics, statues, policies and the Oath of Hippocrates
  • Defining power and authority

Hour 2:

  • How good, well trained professionals with the best intentions make poor decisions
  • Introduction to hot/cold ethics
  • Differentiating boundary drifts, crossings and violations
  • Harm and impact of boundary and ethical violations

Hour 3:

  • Introduction to the Three Laws of Boundaries
  • Learning and applying The Boundary / Ethics Formula, a conceptual model for understanding the relationship of medical practice risk factors and the clinician's vulnerabilities

Hour 4:

  • The psychodynamics of boundary and ethics violations
    Defining the Victim Potential in mental health patients
    • Application of the Formula to patients
  • Case presentation and case discussions

Hour 5:

  • Transference, counter-transference and enactments
  • Role definition
  • Organizational vulnerabilities - safeguarding the workplace

Hour 6:

  • Categories of offending professionals
  • Case presentation and case discussions

Hour 7:

  • Applying the Formula to create a Stratified Boundary / Ethics Protection Plan
    • Organizational Protection
    • Professional Protection
    • Personal Protection

Hour 8:

  • Implementing the Plan in clinical settings
  • Early identification of evolving transgressions in colleagues and intervention
  • Group discussion
  • Course evaluation and review
Contact Us

To arrange to have this course presented to your healthcare facility's personnel, please call us at 904-800-1237 or email us at info@professionalboundaries.com