Medical Ethics, Boundaries & Professionalism


Sept 6-7
Medical Ethics, Boundaries and Professionalism

Who Should Attend?

The Intensive Course in Medical Ethics, Boundaries and Professionalism is designed for physicians in all specialties who wish or need to pursue focused study in areas of applied ethics, including boundary maintenance, and practice management.

Statement of Need

The Doctor-Patient Relationship is a specially privileged relationship in our society. As a result, physicians are afforded access to information and confidences by patients that are not available to anyone else. Along with this privilege comes a series of professional responsibilities for physicians. More is expected of physicians than from most other professionals in our society.

The practice of medicine is governed by several important ethical precepts, including: confidentiality, beneficence, respect for patient autonomy, truth telling and the highest degree of professionalism. Physicians work within the guidelines of these principles. Yet medical practice can also be challenged by these principles, particularly when two or more of them are in conflict. This expertly taught intensive course – liberally employing case presentations – focuses on applied ethics, from boundary issues to billing practices.


  • Autonomy v. Beneficence
  • Conflict of Interest, Professionalism and the Fiduciary (trust) Relationship
  • Sexual Boundaries
  • Perspective of the State Medical Board
  • Health Care Fraud: Ethical and Legal Boundaries Encompassing the Financial Aspects of Practice
  • Physician Impairment
  • Prescribing Controlled Drugs: Slippery Boundary Slope (Role Play)
  • Confidentiality
  • Risk Management
  • Informed Consent
  • Ethical and Professional Boundary Simulation


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Register

Four Ways:

  1. Register online by selecting from our calendar of scheduled conferences.
  2. Mail the 2018 Ethics completed form with a check payable to Case Western Reserve University or complete the credit card information and send to:
    Continuing Medical Education Program 
    10524 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106-6026
  3. Fax the 2018 Ethics completed form with your credit card number to 216.844.8133
  4. Phone 216.983.1239 or 800.274.8263 with the information requested on the form and your credit card number.

Location + Accommodations

The course will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood, 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio, at the Chagrin Boulevard exit off of I-271. Call the DoubleTree by Hilton directly at 216.464.5950 to make your reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved. Medical Ethics is the group name.

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