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3/28/2017 - Medical Grand Rounds: "Autonomous” Decisions and the Ethics of Nudging





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Explain various behavioral science findings that problematize the ideal of the autonomous decision maker.
  • Explain several “nudge” tools to shape people’s medical decisions.
  • Analyze the ethical considerations in using nudges to shape people’s medical decisions.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Faden & Beauchamp, 1986
  2. Fagerlin, Zikmund-Fisher, & Ubel, 2005
  3. Kressel, Chapman, Leventhal, 2007

Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD — Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics Associate Director of Medical Ethics, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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