Medical Ethics: Decision-Making Capacity


This activity fulfills the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) training standards for medical ethics requirement. The objectives include: define decision-making capacity and informed consent; explain how assessment of decision-making capacity has ethical implications for obtaining informed consent; explain the difference between patient decision-making capacity and competency; list the clinical standards required for decision-making capacity; identify tools helpful for determination of decision-making capacity; describe misconceptions about decision-making capacity frequently encountered in the clinical setting; and analyze clinical cases pertaining to ethical dilemmas involving decision-making capacity.

Earns: 1.0 CME credits

Speaker: Michael Redinger, MD, MA, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner: Beth Elliott has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Michael Redinger, MD, MA, Department of Psychiatry, Co-Chief, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities & Law, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

60 minutes

Release Date: September 5, 2019

Renewal Date: September 30, 2023

Expiration Date: September 30, 2026