Activity ID



November 1, 2026

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)

Description of CME Course

Managing the care of an influential or famous person can be challenging and may introduce a moral dilemma. Think about the healthcare situations involving celebrities that have been in the news recently. When a “very important person/patient” shows up for care at your facility, are they treated the same as everyone else or is the care received different? Proper management of VIPs will reduce the likelihood of adverse publicity and adverse patient outcomes. This activity presents some of the issues associated with VIPs within the healthcare structure, ethical guidelines related to care and practical management strategies when this situation occurs.

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Educational Objectives

• Develop a practical and ethical structure for how to handle special requests for treatment advantages for “VIPs.”


VIP, very important patient, very important patient, ethics, moral dilemma, bending rules, special treatment


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban

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