Assessment of Risk in Primary Care Patients: A Focus on Self Harm and Abuse
J. Jeffrey Means, MDiv, PhD
Chair of the Behavioral Medicine Department, Des Moines University
- Define the relationship between abuse history and self-harm.
- Explain the motivations behind self-harming behavior exhibited by patients.
- List key components of a thorough risk assessment protocol.
- Describe key elements in an effective intervention strategy with self-harming behavior in patients.
- List critical factors in facilitating an effective referral to a mental health professional.
Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Acute Primary Care
Robert E. Suter, DO, MHA, FACOEP, FIFEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, TX; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Clinical Professor, Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
- List some of the top ten general ethical issues in primary clinical health care.
- Give an actual case scenario involving informed consent or expressed refusal, formulate an ethically based clinical decision plan.
- Describe some of the concerns surrounding the implementation of DNR orders.
- Discuss the concepts of duty, privacy, confidentiality, and truth-telling as they apply to specific case based scenarios.