Decision Making in Healthcare

Venue: Aboard Celebrity Cruises\' Equinox

Location: Departing Civitavecchia, Italy

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

Target Audience
Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Behavioral Counselors

Program Purpose / Objectives

The purpose of this CME activity is to explore the relationship between psychology and medical practice.

Objectives: Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the difference between maximizers and “satisfiers”
2. Discuss how patient expectations influence outcomes of both placebo and active treatment
3. Explain how bias can affect patient outcomes
4. List mechanisms by which expectations can affect outcomes
5. Explain why experience matters in good decision making
6. Outline the concepts of anchoring and insufficient adjustment as related to diagnosis
7. Assess reasons why your judgment might be wrong to prevent errors
8. Explain why projection bias has implications for end-of-life care
9. List the three main categories of diagnostic errors
10. Review wellness strategies for healthcare providers

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean