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Astute Doctor: Motivating Patients

Astute Doctor: Motivating Patients

CME Certificate Fee: $31.25 (USD) for certificate
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.25 hours
Author(s): Grant Simic, BMedSci & Susan Larsen, BA
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas     Learn More >>

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Identify the patient's level of motivation
  • Lead the patient through a process to uncover the difference between their current and desired state of health
  • Increase the patient's motivation for change
  • Identify when the patient is ready to make a behavior change
  • Collaborate with the patient to agree on a treatment plan they are willing and able to implement
  • Determine and build patient commitment for implementation of the treatment plan

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Original Release Date: June 12, 2017
Most Recent Review by Author: January 1, 2019
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 1, 2019
Financial Support Received: None
Astute Doctor: Motivating Patients
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

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 University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Astute Doctor Education. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

Astute Doctor: Motivating Patients
About the Authors

Grant Simic, BMedSci is co-founder and chief executive officer of Astute Doctor Education.

Mr. Simic's 20 years in healthcare began in the medical research arena, which led to influential roles at a number of global medical education companies. It was there that he discovered his interest in leading a team to develop and deliver high quality education to physicians and other healthcare professionals. Simic has since worked on the development of hundreds of physician education programs in Europe, Australasia and North America.

Through his experiences, Mr. Simic observed that most physician education does not adequately equip physicians for the patient communication aspects of disease management. This fuelled Mr. Simic's passion for providing in-depth training on interpersonal skills as a means of improving patient relationships and delivering better quality care. Bringing together Mr. Simic's expertise in physician education and interest in the dynamic between physicians and patients, he and his colleague Sue Larsen, founded Astute Doctor Education.

Disclosure: Mr. Simic states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Sue Larsen, BA is co-founder and chief operating officer of Astute Doctor Education.

Ms. Larsen has spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry, with 15+ years mastery in the design and delivery of live and online education focused on professional skills development and disease-state education. In addition, she has more than 12 years team management and business development experience.

Bringing together her expertise in adult education, and an in-depth knowledge of the changes affecting healthcare today, she and her colleague Grant Simic founded Astute Doctor Education.

Ms. Larsen is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to physician interpersonal skills, patient experience, and medical malpractice risk, with articles in a number of leading healthcare journals.

Disclosure: Ms. Larsen states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

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Astute Doctor: Motivating Patients
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME

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Astute Doctor: Motivating Patients
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

This program also requires that you have the latest free Flash Player.

IMPORTANT for iPad Users: Please download and use the Free Puffin Browser from the app store if you want to complete this course on an iPad. This course requires Adobe Flash and will not work in the iPad Safari Browser.

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