Boundaries

Professional Boundaries and Ethics (PB-24)

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Summary

This course employs the premise that everyone has the potential to commit a boundary or ethics violation—yet not everyone does. As in many other similar boundaries and ethics courses, participants learn why they are being held to account. But in our course participants are guided to open their eyes to what predisposed them to violate professional or ethical norms at the particular time and in the particular manner that they did.

These learnings drive an intensive process of self-assessment and introspection, culminating in the development of a Personalized Protection Plan that each participant designs to avoid future wrongdoing, safeguard patients and colleagues, and honor the reputation of their profession.

Editions

  1. PB-24
    • Three-hours of pre-course assignments
    • Three day course
  2. PB-24 Enhanced
    • Thirteen-hours of pre-course assignments
    • Three day live course
  3. PB-24 Extended
    • *Required for U.S. physicians under order in NY
    • 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.

Professions this course is suitable for

U.S. and Canadian physicians, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurses, mental health providers, EMT's, physical therapists, students, and a wide variety of other clinicians. This course can also be adapted to be applicable for attorneys.

Causes for referral

  • Prescribing to friends/family/coworkers
  • Dating current/former patients or staff
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Inappropriate touching or hugging with patients or staff
  • Informality of communication with current/former patients or staff (i.e. texting or use of social media)
  • Practicing outside of scope
  • Supervisory lapses
  • Power imbalances
  • Dual relationships
  • Addictions (substance or behavior) or impairment

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 Boundary 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/CE hours

Course Costs

$2250.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$1650.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Seats Remaining: 0

Date: October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 13, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 8, 2021 - January 10, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 26, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 19, 2021 - March 21, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

34 CME/CE hours

Course Costs

$2450.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$1845.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Seats Remaining: 0

Date: October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 13, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 8, 2021 - January 10, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 26, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 19, 2021 - March 21, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

46 CME/CE hours

Course Costs

$2950.00 Doctoral/Advance Practice

$2195.00 Non-Doctoral/Nurse

Date: October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Seats Remaining: 0

Date: October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 13, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 8, 2021 - January 10, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 26, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: March 19, 2021 - March 21, 2021

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?
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?
  • "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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