Sante Center 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries' (JS1911B-110619)
Healthcare professional boundary violations are not new to the field, neither are the negative consequences on those involved. What has changed is the increase in public awareness of such via traditional news outlets and social media, resulting in additional scrutiny and implications for institutions and professionals alike. Moving towards a standardization of what constitutes standard professional ethical behavior, physicians and other healthcare professionals can institute individual safeguards to make them less vulnerable to boundary violations. This is what the Maintaining Proper Boundaries Course sets out to achieve. "Maintaining Proper Boundaries," is a 3-day training course (offered quarterly) providing self assessment, knowledge, awareness, skills, applicable tools and prevention strategies to healthcare professionals with difficulty maintaining proper boundaries with patients, colleagues and/or staff. The "Maintaining Proper Boundaries" faculty is a mixture of tenured mental health clinicians and seasoned medical experts who create and encourage a course environment conducive to open discussions, sharing personal experiences and identifying next best steps for protecting physicians, their work environment and patients. The course utilizes a variety of lectures, multi-media inter-actives, and self reflection (worksheets, presentation, and homework) to provide education, illumination and/or intervention that could save a license or a life.
This course is recommended to any licensed healthcare professionals in safety sensitive positions who experience difficulty establishing and maintaining proper boundaries.
- Identify the types of unethical behaviors and boundary violations that result in litigation, difficulty with the medical boards and/or hospital corporations, or action by other licensure boards
- Discern behaviors and situations where the healthcare professional is most vulnerable to inappropriate involvement with patients, colleagues and/or staff members.
- Recognize and develop strategies to avoid high risk situations and ethical dilemmas that leave the professional vulnerable to crossing boundaries.
- Identify methods to safeguard the hospital, the office and other treatment settings.
- Discuss the ethical and legal obligations for reporting and/or intervening on boundary violations of a colleague.
- View and utilize Physician’s Health Program as an advocate.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Santé Center for Healing. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentations, “Choosing Civility - A Discussion of Disruptive Behavior”, “Ethics and Boundaries”, and “Traveling the Road Out of Here: Re-entry into Practice” for a total of 5.5 hour(s) in medical ethics and/ or professional responsibility.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
- 19.75 AMA
- 19.75 Attendance
- 5.50 Ethics
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