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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.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.