Medical Ethics: Racial Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: A Persisting Crisis


This activity fulfills 45 minutes of the one hour Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) training standards for medical ethics requirement. The objectives include: review WHO/CDC definations related to maternal mortality; defind health disparities and health equity; illustrate the current problem of disproportionate maternal morbidity and mortality; and identify underpinnings of these health disparities and potential solutions.

Earns: 0.75 CME credits

Speaker: Courtney Townsel, MD, MSc, does not have relevant financial relationships.
Jason Adam Wasserman, PhD, does not have relevant financial relationships.
Rebecca Blake does not have relevant financial relationships.
Beth Elliott does not have relevant financial relationships

Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Courtney Townsel, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan

47 minutes

Release Date: November 14, 2020

Expiration Date: November 30, 2023