Code of Ethics Program

Duration

3 hours

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

3.0

Accreditation

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Expiry Date

2022-02-02

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  1. Healthcare practitioner’s responsibilities to patients
  • List the behaviors that constitute the good treatment of patients
  • Identify how to guard and maintain the patient’s rights
  • Confirm that patients’ rights are respected during a teaching and learning session on patients
  • Generate a checklist to follow when breaking bad news to a patient or his/her family
  • Assess how to talk to a patients and what information to disclose when dealing with bad news
  • Respect the patient’s right to know the truth
  • Contemplate on the best ways to communicate with the patient’s family during difficult situations
  • Identify the situations in which truth-telling to the patient needs to be approached with great caution
  • List the steps to follow when breaking bad news to patients or their families
  • Contemplate how to break bad news to patients
  • Assess how to talk to patients in difficult situations
  • Identify the exceptional situations in which truth-telling to the patient needs to be approached with greater caution
  • Identify the conditions required to obtain a valid patient consent to treatment
  • Respect the patient’s right to refuse medical treatment
  • Assess how to address patients refusing medical treatment
  • Discuss ethical issues in different emergency situations
  • State the ethical framework to follow in emergency situations
  • Assess the importance in emergency cases to sort patients according to clinical need 
  1. Healthcare practitioner’s professional relationships and duties
  • Recognize the need to prescribe the right treatment regardless of the insurance coverage
  • State ethical considerations related to the healthcare practitioners’ fees
  • List the ethics of receiving individual or corporate gifts and benefits
  • Consider the patients’ needs and use clinical judgement when dealing with commercial medical companies
  • State the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of medical records
  • Describe proper documentation of medical records
  • Assess the need for certificates and reports to be accurate
  • Recognize the need to prescribe the right treatment regardless of the insurance coverage
  • State the ethical considerations related to the healthcare practitioners’ fees
  • List the ethics of receiving individual or corporate gifts and benefits
  • Consider the patients’ needs and use clinical judgement when dealing with commercial medical companies
  • List the proper steps to follow to decide if a newly developed healthcare practice is ethically acceptable to implement
  • Evaluate a newly developed health practice by respecting religious and regulatory rulings 
  1. Dealing with difficult situations in healthcare practices
  • Define life- threatening incurable diseases and identify how to manage such conditions
  • Evaluate when to stop medical treatment in cases of terminally incurable diseases and the measures to take if the decisions is taken
  • Appraise the ethical behavior defining a DNR (do not resuscitate) condition
  • Recognize the importance of continuing treatment for treatable symptoms observed in a patient in coma due to cerebral cor cal damage
  • Identify key considerations related to the dealing with communicable diseases
  • List the measures to take when dealing with a patient with communicable diseases



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