Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and other health care professionals, residents, and fellows.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  1. Recognize and formally analyze ethics tensions in regular and extraordinary times
  2. Understand process for development of ethics policy at the professional and institutional level
  3. Value consideration of preventive ethics as a case review learning tool 

Additional Information

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
State Relevance: 
Texas Requirement
Rhode Island Requirement
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Guest Speaker

Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chair, Rhode Island Hospital Ethics Committee
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant


Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.

This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.

Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest

The following speakers and planning committee members* have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Marc Bialek*
Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD
Maria Sullivan*

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Medical Society. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 1.0 hour CME Credit in Ethics, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 Rhode Island CME re-licensure requirements.

Other Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hour AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance


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