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CME / ABIM MOC

Patient Prejudice? The Patient Said What?... and What Comes Next

  • Authors: Case History by Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD and Paula Katz; Case Commentary by Thomas S. Huddle, MD, FACP and Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/15/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/15/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.25 ABIM MOC points

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    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for physicians caring for patients who may exhibit inappropriate speech, assumptions, or behavior regarding the healthcare provider.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to describe appropriate responses to inappropriate behavior by patients in medical encounters, and associated ethical issues, according to an American College of Physicians (ACP) ethics case study and commentary.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Describe how physicians may balance their obligation to treat patients with respect and serve their welfare and best interests with being treated with respect themselves, according to an American College of Physicians (ACP) ethics case study and commentary on appropriate responses to inappropriate behavior by patients in medical encounters
  • Determine potential solutions to reestablishing trust and respect in the patient-physician relationship, according to an ACP ethics case study and commentary on appropriate responses to inappropriate behavior by patients in medical encounters
  • Identify other ethical issues regarding the relationship between a physician and a patient behaving in an inappropriate manner, according to an ACP ethics case study and commentary on appropriate responses to inappropriate behavior by patients in medical encounters


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Authors, Case History

  • Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD

    Center for Ethics and Professionalism
    American College of Physicians
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Disclosures

    Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Paula Katz

    Center for Ethics and Professionalism
    American College of Physicians
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Disclosures

    Paula Katz has no relevant financial relationships.

Authors, Commentary

  • Thomas S. Huddle, MD, FACP

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Disclosures

    Thomas S. Huddle, MD, FACP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Boston Scientific Corporation

  • Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD

    As seen above.

CME Author

  • Laurie Barclay, MD

    Freelance writer and reviewer
    Medscape, LLC

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    Laurie Barclay, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD

    As seen above.

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC

Patient Prejudice? The Patient Said What?... and What Comes Next

Authors: Case History by Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD and Paula Katz; Case Commentary by Thomas S. Huddle, MD, FACP and Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/15/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/15/2023

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CASE HISTORY

Ron Smith, a 32-year-old restaurant chef, is in clinic today with a painful wrist. He says he is in pain, particularly at the base of his thumb, when trying to grasp cooking utensils. He had to take time off from work for the appointment and is worried about keeping his job and doing it well given the pain. Dr Mary Jones, an intern, is seeing the patient. Her attending, Dr Robert Lake, suspects inflammation of the wrist tendons. He suggests Dr Jones do a Finkelstein test.

Dr Jones asks Mr Smith to get comfortable and relaxed on the examination table, saying the test might cause a bit of discomfort, but when Dr Jones grasps Mr Smith's thumb, he roars in pain, withdraws his wrist, and shouts, "Discomfort? Discomfort? You bi**h! Why didn't you have the real doctor do the test?

Dr Jones is startled, as is Dr Lake. What should the response be?