Alumni Reunion Ethics Presentation (RP1409O)

Dallas, TX US
September 19, 2014

This lecture frames the proliferation of physician regulation by government and business as a complex response to medicine's professional growth as well as professional neglect through failures of self-regulation.  The lecture discusses five historical domains of regulatory changes in medicine:  medical schools, clinical research, informed consent requirements, cost controls, and hospital accreditation. In additional to social reasons for regulatory change, physician's roles in these phenomena will be explored.  One of the prominent themes is the professional ethic of self-regulation, and the lecture concludes by urging greater consideration of physician self-regulation in slowing, or preventing, further expansion of external controls on medical practice.  

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 

  • Describe the origin of physician regulation in medical schools, clinical research, informed consent, cost controls, and JCAHO
  • Recognize the value of and participate in self-regulation activities
  • Discuss the role of physician self-regulation in relation to external controls on medical practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/19/2014 - 1:15pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/19/2014 - 2:15pm CDT
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States


John Sadler, M.D.
Endowed Title: Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Professorship in Medical Ethics
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Clinical Science
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Accreditation Statement

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


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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