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Long Term Care Medicine-2010


B42 - Now What?: Attending Physicians on Trial


Mar 12, 2010 1:30pm ‐ Mar 12, 2010 3:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates
this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session presents a lively mock trial of a hypothetical case in which an attending physician was sued for his or her role in the care of a nursing-home patient. The mock trial will include opening statements outlining the case and theories of liability, a sample direct and cross examination of the treating physician, a closing statement, and deliberations by the jury regarding the negligence and liability of the physician.

Learning Objectives(s):

  • Analyze how patient care can sometimes result in a lawsuit.
  • Differentiate ways the same facts are presented by the plaintiff and defense.
  • Debate negligence and liability of a treating physician.


Speakers(s):
Matthew T. Corso, JD; Cathlin E. Sullivan, JD; Susan M. Overton, JD

Disclosure(s):
Matthew Corso, Esq., JD has no disclosures to report.
Susan M. Overton, JD has no disclosures to report.
Eugene A. Giotto, JD has no disclosures.

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