Conversations in IBS-C and CIC: Improving the Patient and Provider Interaction December 2015

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12-9-2015 11-42-38 AMIf you’re looking to improve your patient communication skills, check out this latest Medscape Education Gastroenterology CME program that Dr. Drossman recently moderated with some of his  distinguished colleagues in the functional GI disorders arena.

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who treat patients with gastrointestinal complaints.

The goal of this activity is to enable clinicians to elicit necessary information from patients with gastrointestinal complaints.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe effective patient communication strategies to improve diagnosis and treatment initiation for patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation
  2. Outline effective strategies to improve shared decision making between healthcare practitioner and patient
  3. Summarize treatment options for constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation

Access the activity now (requires Medscape login. If you don’t have one, you can register for free to access the content)

Faculty

Douglas A. Drossman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Director, Drossman Center for Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, Drossman Gastroenterology, PLLC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Lin Chang, MD

Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Neurobiology of Stress, University of California, Los Angeles

Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD

Clinical Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

Access the activity now (requires Medscape login. If you don’t have one, you can register for free to access the content)