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Ethics Vignette VI: Health Care Surrogates-1088
CME and CEU Available A surrogate is any competent adult expressly designated by a principal to make care decisions on behalf of the patient upon the principal’s incapacity. This ethics vignette discusses scope of health care surrogates, legal issues and practical suggestions relating to health care surrogates based on the Guidelines for Ethical Behavior Relating to Clinical Practice Issues in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Muscle and Nerve 2015;52;1122-1129). Following the vignette are additional references and a discussion as to how the guidelines can be applied to these various clinical and ethical dilemmas.

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

The AANEM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit expires 11/09/2019.

Dr. Naomi Abel's spouse is an independent contractor for Glaxo Smith Kline and Boehringher Ingelheim. Dr. Lara Katzin is on Grifols Speakers Bureau. Any conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ACCME standards. All other authors/planners of this activity had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Naomi A. Abel, MD and Lara Katzin, MD
Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $25.00
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