ExpiresAugust 31, 2023
CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Description of CME Course
In conjunction with the Boston University School of Medicine and The Conversation Project, the IHI Open School offers this course to introduce students and health professionals to basic skills for having conversations with patients and their families about end-of-life care wishes. This course will also help you develop skills to have conversations with patients and their families about their preferences for care at the end of life. As part of developing these skills, the course invites you to “have the conversation” yourself, with a family member or other loved one.
Correct answers to the post-test; Recommended literature or other resources (presentations, audio/video, checklists, etc.)
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Psychiatry and Neurology
ABMS Self-Assessment Activity
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.
Conduct conversations with patients and families to learn their wishes for end-of-life care.
Explain available treatment options to patients and families in terms they can understand.
Demonstrate how to answer difficult questions related to end-of-life care.
Facilitate conversations with patients and families to help them make decisions about end-of-life care, based on an understanding of what matters most to them.
End of Life, Communication, Patient centered
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Efficiencies in Medical Practice
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Communication Skills, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, End of Life Care, Physician-Patient Relationship, Cultural Diversity/Cultural Competency