Activity ID



October 1, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

This Code of Medical Ethics module details the steps in the informed consent process and guides a physician in assessing when it is and is not ethically permissible to withhold information from a patient. Learn more about the elements of informed consent in this module.

1. This activity is part of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to
1. Explain informed consent as a patient right
2. Define each step of the informed consent process
3. Describe the elements of informed consent
4. Explain when physicians may ethically withhold information from a patient


Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification, Ethics, Medical Education and Training


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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