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.
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AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME
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Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this educational activity.
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JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose
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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
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for Chronic Nightmares in
Sexual Assault Survivors With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized
Educational Objective: To learn that a brief
psychotherapeutic technique may decrease the frequency of nightmares and improve
Longitudinal Study of Psychiatric Symptoms, Disability,
Mortality, and Emigration Among Bosnian RefugeesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that mental
illness in populations affected by mass violence may persist for years.
Lifetime Events and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
in 4 Postconflict SettingsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that the
prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder is common in countries affected
by mass violence.
Malnutrition, Measles, Mortality, and the Humanitarian
Response During a Famine in EthiopiaArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the prevalence
of wasting and malnutrition in a recent Ethiopian famine.
Dating Violence Against Adolescent Girls and Associated
Substance Use, Unhealthy Weight Control, Sexual Risk Behavior, Pregnancy,
Educational Objective: To learn that adolescent
girls who have experienced dating violence may also have risky health behaviors.
Mandatory Reporting of Domestic Violence Injuries
to the Police: What Do Emergency Department Patients Think?Article
Educational Objective: To learn that mandatory
reporting of domestic violence may be opposed by women at greatest risk of
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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