Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book with CME

Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS(Hon.); Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS; Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS; Editors
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate editor

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a definitive textbook on ethical issues in surgical practice. This unique resource defines the field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the past decade, provides a foundation for understanding many of the central ethical issues in surgical practice, and organizes the essential principles in a practical way that promotes application to surgical care. The book was developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Committee on Ethics. The editors have compiled 21 chapters that address the broad areas of the surgeon-patient relationship, the surgeon and the surgical profession, and the surgeon and society. Written by experts in surgical ethics, chapters focus on the unique circumstances of surgeons and the practice of surgery. Case scenarios are included to ground the ethical discussions in the realities of clinical practice.

Topics include the distinctive aspects of surgical ethics, surgical judgment and uncertainty, a toolbox for surgical ethics, duties and obligations of surgeons, informed consent, disclosure, end-of-life issues, surgical innovation, conflicts of interest, ethics in surgical research and publication, mentor-mentee relationships, teaching surgical ethics, errors, organ transplant patients, and global challenges in ethics. The printed book includes access to an online version.

In addition, those who purchase the continuing medical education (CME) option can earn a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ to help meet regulatory mandates.

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 elearning@facs.org.

 

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 must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

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Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation

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.), FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon) - nothing to disclose
  • Richard B. Reiling, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
  • Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME - 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, FACS, FRCSC - nothing to disclose
  • Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH - nothing to disclose
  • Maggie Morier - nothing to disclose

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 percent 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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Residents will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
 
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Fellows/Affiliate DO/MD: $145
RAS-ACS Members: $80**
Resident Nonmembers*: $100**
Others: $205

* To be eligible for the resident nonmember price, residents in surgical programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education must submit a letter of verification from their program director or administrator.

** Residents receive certificates of completion.

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