Ethics in Radiation Oncology-2017

Explore the fundamental principles of medical ethics (mindfulness, empathy, compassion, phronesis, competence, treating patients as ends in themselves rather than as means to other ends, etc), organizational structure of medical ethics (AMA Council on Judicial and Ethical Affairs and ASTRO Ethics Committee), ethical issues in publications (research, duplicative submissions, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, self-citation, etc), ethical issues in practice structure (self-referral, restrictive covenants, treatment of junior staff/associates), and the ethical issues in clinical practice (fractionation, patient referral, etc).

This activity is available from January 11, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 10, 2021.

This activity was originally recorded at ASTRO’s 2017 Annual Meeting, September 24-27, 2017 in San Diego, CA.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and radiation dosimetrists.

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Define the structure by which medicine (e.g., AMA Council on Judicial and Ethical Affairs) and ASTRO address ethical issues.
  • Outline a framework by which business, clinical research and publication questions are analyzed under a ‘medical ethics paradigm’.
  • Explain how to access medical ethics resources.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
01/11/2018
Course expires: 
01/10/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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  • Sarah Donaldson, MD, FASTRO is employed by Stanford Cancer Institute and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Anthony Zietman, MD, FASTRO is employed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Elsevier and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Terry Wall, MD, JD, FASTRO is employed by TRI PA and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
  • Joel Tepper, MD, FASTRO is employed by the UNC School of Medicine and receives compensation/remuneration/funding from ASCO and EMD Serono.

The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education and CME/MOC Committees had control over the content of this activity.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.

ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 SA-CME

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.50 self-assessment credits.

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/11/2018
Course expires: 
01/10/2021

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.

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