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Professional Boundaries and Ethics (PB-24)

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Professional Boundaries and Ethics

The Professional Boundaries and Ethics course is grounded in the premise that all professionals have the potential to commit a boundary violation or violate professional expectations. This course addresses and aims to remediate issues that are relationship-based. During the live, interactive course, our expert faculty lead participants in examining how and why their professional practices, responses to stress, and personal or situational factors initially put them at risk for exercising poor judgment or rationalizing improper behavior. The course culminates in the participant's creation and oral presentation of their Personalized Protection Plan©, a personalized, concrete action plan outlining the steps and changes they will make to avoid future wrongdoing, safeguard patients and colleagues, and honor the reputation of their profession moving forward.

PBI is committed to providing interactive, individualized, impactful education. To facilitate this, our Professional Boundaries course size is limited to 15 participants. 

Participants arrive at the seminar primed by pre-course readings, assignments, and self-assessment exercises—springboards for the process of introspection and self-critique.

Professions This Course Is Suitable For

Our courses are multi-disciplinary and appropriate for all clinicians, including but not limited to: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physician assistants, mental health providers, EMT's, physical therapists, and trainees/students. Additionally, this course can also be adapted to other professionals, such as attorneys.

Reasons for Referral

  • Addictions (Chemical, Behavioral (i.e. gambling, pornography, etc.))
  • Dual relationships (Inappropriate financial, business, or non-sexual social relationships, including with coworkers or trainees, Prescribing to friends, family, or coworkers)
  • Failure to use a chaperone when indicated or requested
  • Inappropriate use of social media, text, or email with patients/significant third parties, coworkers, or students
  • Lending or borrowing money, or giving gifts to coworkers, students, or patients or their significant third parties
  • Practicing outside of scope
  • Sexual boundary violations (Examination of sensitive body areas without gloves, sexualized language, looks, or physical contact even if consensual with current or former patients, coworkers, students, or patients’ significant third parties)
  • Supervisory issues (Inadequate supervision/delegation, insubordination)

*Disruptive behavior, poor conflict management, inappropriate humor, outbursts, or other communication issues are best addressed in the Elevating Civility and Communication in Health Care Course.

Editions

  1. PB-24 Essential
    • Three-hours of pre-course assignments
    • Three day live course
  2. PB-24 Enhanced
    • Thirteen-hours of pre-course assignments
    • Three day live course
  3. PB-24 Extended
    • Thirteen-hours of pre-course assignments
    • Three day live course
    • 12 hour post-course faculty-led group conference calls (MAS). One hour weekly for 12 weeks.

Learning Objectives

  • Express why and how healthcare professionals are held accountable for adhering to standards of practice, codes of ethics, and state statutes
  • Discuss attributes and behaviors that constitute professionalism in the context of health care, and identify specific lapses in their own professionalism
  • Explain how professional problems evolve, employing the model of a continuum of boundary impingements
  • Express how professional lapses can adversely affect clinical judgment and cause a range of other impacts and harms
  • Describe the components of the Formula© and apply them to their own violation potential and, if applicable, their infraction
  • Create and implement a Personalized Protection Plan that includes strategies, safeguards, and systems to reduce the risk of relapse and improve accountability
  • Detect early warning signs of professional problems in themselves and others in order to reduce the risk of future violations

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 46 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in activity.

Registration Options

Select Edition

Course Credits

24 CME (3 Pre-Course + 21 Live)

Course Costs

$2275.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$1875.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

34 CME (13 Pre-Course + 21 Live)

Course Costs

$2475.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$2075.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

46 CME (13 Pre-Course + 21 Live + 12 Post-Course)

Course Costs

$2975.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$2575.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

FAQ

Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
How do I know if this course is approved by my regulatory agency or board?
Can I attend this course proactively for CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
What is the difference between the Essential (PB-24), Enhanced (PB-24EN), and Extended Edition (PB-24EX) of the Professional Boundaries Course?
My disciplinary order states that I need to take a course from a different provider, can I take a PBI course instead?
  • "This course was definitely the best and most informative training I’ve received in my 37 year career. The PB-24 course is an absolute must for every doctor who holds a state license to practice. "
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "While the date of the course was my primary factor for enrollment, I was pleasantly surprised at the course content and openness of the other students. This is the only course I have taken that dealt directly with how to practically recognize and avoid future infractions. "
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "I just feel this was an excellent opportunity for me to learn and understand the unprofessional that everyone of us have been at some point in life. Now I understand what the Medical Board's role is and what our real role in society is and how it is not only defined by moments we are wearing a white coat but at every single moment, at every single place, and with every member of the society."
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "I actually think the live-virtual format was superior to in-person in allowing open and honest discussions as all participants were able to join for their location of choice which provided a degree of familiarity that would not have been present if we had been in-person at a centralized location. I gained a tremendous amount of respect, knowledge and appreciation of all participants and the Instructor in this session and will be seriously considering taking more PBI courses in the future."
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "I felt being in my home environment that I was more comfortable discussing my personal history. Even though we were not all in the same room physically, there was a sense of everyone being present, I did feel close to everyone."
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "Certainly one of the most valuable (if not the most valuable) CME course in my professional career"
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "What I learned in the course was more than I've learned and implemented the past 2 years (of my probation) combined...I will be continually modifying and making changes to how I practice. This course and all the info contained is invaluable. "
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
  • "A superb experience! Educational as well as therapeutic and gave me the opportunity to learn from others. I can make peace with my transgressions and begin to heal. Thank you!"
    - Professional Boundaries Course Graduate
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