Activity ID



August 31, 2026

Format Type


CME Credit



$270 Subscript.

CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Description of CME Course

What does it mean to treat patients and families with dignity and respect? It means that health care providers listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Providers incorporate patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural background into the planning and delivery of care. Providers anticipate patient and family needs, and meet those needs in a clean, safe environment. The health care team provides emotional support to patients and families, and strives to alleviate their fear and anxiety. How can providers accomplish all of this? By learning and then practicing the specific skills described and illustrated in this course.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test; Recommended literature or other resources (presentations, audio/video, checklists, etc.)

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Educational Objectives

Explain why patient- and family-centered care is an essential component of safe care.
Describe and use specific skills for treating patients and their families with dignity and respect, especially when first meeting patients and their families.
Describe and use specific skills for ensuring patients' privacy and confidentiality.
Describe and use specific skills for respecting patients' and families' cultures, languages, and belief systems.
Describe and use specific skills for creating a restful and healing environment for patients.


Patient Centered Care, Safe Care, Cultural Competency


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Physician-Patient Relationship, Cultural Diversity/Cultural Competency

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