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Ethics - Clinical Care Module

Activity Type:

  • Interactive Modules

Release Date: 12/17/2018

Expiration Date: 1/5/2020

  • CME: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss non-standard indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
    • Describe the influence on decision-making when the cause of a complication is iatrogenic
    • Defend a decision whether or not to replace an infected prosthesis in an IV drug addict after TAVR for endocarditis
    • Discuss the limits of information disclosure during the informed consent process


Course Description

This module helps surgeons analyze a variety of ethically complex situations in which more than one option may seem reasonable or in which there is disagreement between the surgeon and patient or family on how to proceed.

CME Information

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Information
Unless otherwise noted, the faculty for this activity have nothing to disclose.

B. Zane Atkins, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Dawn S. Hui, MD, SLUCare Physician Group, St. Louis, MO
Robert M. Sade, MD, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Richard I. Whyte, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

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