Legal Advisor: Treating Patients with Mental Illness in a General Practice Setting is organized by Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and will be held during May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Course Overview :
Patients who seek treatment from their primary care or family practice physicians for physical illnesses may also suffer from latent related or unrelated mental illnesses. Primary care consultations play a key role in screening for depression and other mental illnesses. This CME activity discusses mental health screening, diagnosis, treatment, and specialist referrals in a primary care setting.
Learning Objectives :
• Explain the important role that primary care and family practice physicians play in providing the majority of mental health services.
• Discuss the ways to evaluate a patient's statement about suicide.
• Restate the role and benefits of an integrated mental health professional.
• Describe the risks associated with treating a patient with mental illness, and ways to minimize those risks.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Psychiatry, Risk Management and Medical Negligence