ExpiresApril 1, 2021
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
Clinician patient encounters are therapeutic in and of themselves, independently of diagnostic and therapeutic activities of proven effectiveness. This module identifies the therapeutic elements of clinical encounters, so the learner can be intentional about maximizing these elements with patients. These core concepts include the biopsychosocial model, the importance of meaning, clinicians’ healing attitudes and the healing power of caring in clinician-patient relationships.
Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
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.
Describe core concepts underlying the therapeutic efficacy of the clinician patient relationship.
List the therapeutic goals of medical encounters.
Describe strategies that advance the therapeutic aims of your medical encounters.
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, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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