178 Family Medicine Grand Rounds: "Guidance for Patients with Unintended Pregnancy for Primary Care" (032216)
This activity provides an opportunity to review and present what is relevant to primary care and advance experience about up to date information applicable to day-to-day practice. Unintended pregnancies and abortion are common in America, with 1 in 3 women having an abortion by the age of 45, according to the Guttmacher Institute. These women will often present to their Family Physician for a pregnancy test and counseling. Therefore, every Family Physician or Primary care physician needs to be prepared to handle this issue and be able to counsel a woman on her pregnancy test results, as well as pregnancy, adoption and abortion options.
This Grand Rounds focuses on these things and additionally explores the ethics behind helping patients make this important decision. The ethical tenants of medical care are reviewed as well as conscientious refusal and conscientious provision of services, as they pertain to abortion services. This is a controversial topic, but our responsibility is to the care of our patients and their safety and autonomy. Every primary care physician needs to be able to navigate this issue with some ease and a strong base of knowledge.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, and other interested health care professionals at UTSW.
- Identify musculoskeletal problems; place appropriate referrals; order appropriate diagnostic tests when indicated; improve patient outcomes
- Recognize the most common rashes; association of rashes with chronic medical problems; judicious use of steroids; educate regarding proper referral for biopsy
- Recognize importance of incorporating wellness in primary care practice
- Identify newest guidelines in achieving targeted glycemic control in diabetic patients
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 Ethics