ExpiresApril 1, 2021
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
Families are the context within which most health problems and illnesses occur, and skillful family interviewing improves health outcomes. Despite changing demographics of American families, most patients live with family members and are strongly influenced by family relationships. The family remains the most basic relational unit and intimate social environment in our society. As such, the family has a major influence on the physical and mental health of its members. Clinicians have the opportunity to anticipate and reduce the adverse effects of family stress and utilize the family as a resource in patient care. The biopsychosocial model emphasizes interrelationships between biological, interpersonal and social factors in health. It recognizes that the family is the primary source of health beliefs, health-related behaviors, stress, and emotional support.
Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.
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ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Demonstrate how to join with both patient and family.
Demonstrate setting the agenda with the patient and family in the room.
Demonstrate the most effective method of gathering information and managing a medical family interview.
Identify methods of responding to family members' emotions.
Describe an effective method for establishing a plan with a family during a medical family interview.
Online, Communication, Videos, Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered, Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills, Medical Knowledge, Brain Injury, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Development, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports, Pain Medicine
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Efficiencies in Medical Practice
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Communication Skills, Assessment, Quality Improvement, Professionalism, Physician-Patient Relationship