Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care

This book defines the framework of the new field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the last ten years, establishing the boundaries of the important domains and organizing the essential components of surgical ethics. Practicing surgeons, surgeon educators, and trainees can use the book as a resource to help them recognize ethical issues in surgical practice, identify the ethical principles underlying the dilemma, select and apply methodological approaches to thoroughly analyze the situation, seek consultation when needed, and make an informed and defensible decision.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize ethical issues in surgical practice
  • Identify the ethical principles underlying the dilemma
  • Apply methodological approaches to analyze the situation, seek consultation when needed, and make an informed and defensible decision.

Contact

  • If you have questions, please contact ACS Customer Service at 312-202-5474 or Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate Director, ACS Division of Education, at pblair@facs.org.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org.

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Course summary
Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2021

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons, as the accredited provider of this activity, must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Therefore, it is mandatory that both the program/planning/editorial committee and authors complete disclosure forms. Individuals were required to disclose all financial relationships. The ACCME defines a ‘commercial interest’ as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients”.  It does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.  The ACCME considers “relevant” financial relationships as financial transactions (in any amount) that may create a conflict of interest and occur within the 12 months preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the educational activity.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias.  The planning/editorial committee members and authors were contacted and the conflicts listed below have been managed to our satisfaction. However, if you perceive a bias, please advise us of the circumstances on the evaluation form.  

The requirement for disclosure is not intended to imply any impropriety of such relationships, but simply to identify such relationships through full disclosure and to allow the audience to form its own judgments regarding the presentation.

Editors and Contributors

Editors

  • Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS (Hon.) - nothing to disclose
  • Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS - nothing to disclose

Associate Editor

  • Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH - nothing to disclose

Contributing Authors

  • Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, MBBS, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS - nothing to disclose
  • Marleen Eijkholt, PhD, LLB/LLM - nothing to disclose
  • Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS(Hon.) - nothing to disclose
  • Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP - nothing to disclose
  • Scott B. Grant, MD, MBE - nothing to disclose
  • David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Catherine J. Hunter, MD, FACS, FAAP - nothing to disclose
  • Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Alexander J. Langerman, MD, SM, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Grace S. Lee, MD, MSME - nothing to disclose
  • Parth K. Modi, MD - nothing to disclose
  • Samantha A. Moore, MD, PhD - nothing to disclose
  • Jukes P. Namm, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Stephen F. O’Neill, LICSW, BCD, JD - nothing to disclose
  • Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon.), FRCS(Eng.)(Hon.), FRCS(Ed.)(Hon.) - nothing to disclose
  • Richard B. Reiling, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC - nothing to disclose
  • Baddr A. Shakhsheer, MD - nothing to disclose
  • Mark Siegler, MD, MACP - nothing to disclose
  • Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Puneet Singh, MD - nothing to disclose
  • Michael J. Solomon, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Lance K. Stell, MA, PhD, FACFE - nothing to disclose
  • Malini D. Sur, MD - nothing to disclose
  • Alexander H. Toledo, MD - nothing to disclose
  • Anji E. Wall, MD, PhD - nothing to disclose
  • Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS  - nothing to disclose
  • Richard I. Whyte, MD, MBA, FACS - nothing to disclose

 

Editorial/Planning Committee

  • Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Alberto Raul Ferreres, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Scott B. Grant, MD, MBE - nothing to disclose
  • Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Raymond Morgan, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Russell J. Nauta, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Richard B. Reiling, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • J. David Richardson, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Gretchen M. Schwarze, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Mark Siegler, MD, MACP - nothing to disclose
  • Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Richard I. Whyte, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS- nothing to disclose
  • Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH - nothing to disclose
  • Maggie Morier - nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit

A maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned for completion of this activity. To earn credit, participants will be expected to read the chapters, complete a posttest, and achieve 75% correct with multiple attempts, as needed. Credit can be earned and claimed by section (four total) or for the entire book. 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 38 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 38 hours meet the requirements for Ethics.*

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
 
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