Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada,
or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME)
articles in this issue of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax
it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation
Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME for physicians. The
AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME
credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA).
Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico,
or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other
countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate
in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed
in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated
for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation
Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding
1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then
your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our
readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve
this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose
is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public
health. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by THE
JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with
information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To accommodate
the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice
CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational
needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the following educational
objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new
medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians,
(2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think
carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
Delirium at the End of Life: Critical Issues in Clinical
Practice and ResearchArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about delirium
at the end of life.
Neonatal End-of-Life Decision Making: Physicians'
Attitudes and Relationship With Self-reported Practices in 10 European CountriesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn
that European physicians' end-of-life decisions for their neonatal patients
may be influenced by culture as well as by medical practice setting.
Attitudes and Desires Related to Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted
Suicide Among Terminally Ill Patients and Their CaregiversArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the factors
associated with views about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
Understanding of Prognosis Among Parents of Children
Who Died of Cancer: Impact on Treatment Goals and Integration of Palliative
Educational Objective: To learn that children
dying of cancer may be more likely to receive palliative care when their parents
and physicians recognize that a cure is unrealistic.
Factors Considered Important at the End of Life by
Patients, Family, Physicians, and Other Care ProvidersArticle
Educational Objective: To learn how dying patients,
their families, and their health care providers evaluate experiences at the
end of life.
Patients' Knowledge of Options at the End of Life:
Ignorance in the Face of DeathArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that many people
may not understand their options for end-of-life care.
Access to Palliative Care and Hospice in Nursing HomesArticle
Educational Objective: To understand systematic
barriers to hospice or palliative care for nursing home residents.
Initiating End-of-Life Discussions With Seriously
Ill Patients: Addressing the "Elephant in the Room"Article
Educational Objective: To review elements of
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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