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Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
CE/CME : 20

PBI Professional Boundaries and Risk Management: A Primer Canada Edition (Primer-20 Canada) is organized by Professional Boundaries, Inc. (PBI).

Course Credit
20 CME/CE hours

For those lapses that should be “nipped in the bud,” may not rise to the level of formal discipline, but cause concern and merit course correction, the Professional Boundaries & Risk Management course is an appropriate intervention. An abbreviated, 20-hour version of our flagship Professional Boundaries and Ethics course, the Primer provides a combination of self-study, one-on-one coaching with faculty, and peer group experience, all aimed at developing insights and preventing more serious problems in the future. Included are a reading packet specific to Canadian professionals and other readings with knowledge checks, written assignments, two telephonic reviews of learning accomplishments and their Personalized Protection Plan with a PBI faculty member, and four sessions of the Maintenance and Accountability Seminar.

Professions this course is suitable for:
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 addresses issues such as:
• Professional misconduct
• Non-Sexual and sexual boundary violations
• Workplace relationships and disruptive behavior
• Recognizing power imbalances
• General boundary crossing & violations
• Board-mandated or anticipated disciplinary action
• Team or clinical communication issues

Learning objectives
• To increase awareness to the spectrum of boundary crossings which place a professional at risk for a boundary violation or an accusation of misconduct
• To obtain basic understanding of boundary theory and the dynamics which underlie boundary violations in order to assure that it does not occur or happen again
• To develop a vigilance for early warning signs of potential boundary problems with patients to prevent their occurrence
• To be able to gain insight into professional risk factors and personal vulnerabilities by relating the information gained from the course to a boundary crossing or violation which you may have experienced
• To understand the multiple sources of professional power and how such power can be knowingly/unknowingly abused, resulting in a violation
• To develop a Protection Plan to safeguard your practice, patients, and yourself

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Risk Management and Medical Negligence


Activity Fee : USD $1,695.00

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