Patient Relations

Part One

A self-learning experience anytime, anywhere

Course Overview and Objectives

On April 1, 2019, the Alberta government approved amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) to protect patients. Under the new rules:

  • Healthcare professional proven guilty of sexual abuse towards a patient will face permanent license revocation, and 
  • Healthcare providers proven guilty of sexual misconduct towards a patient face will mandatory suspension. 

‘Patient Relations’ education is required under the HPA and necessary to renew your CPSA practice permit. The Patient Relations: Part One module will help you understand the amendments as well as related CPSA Standards of Practice and recommendations.

 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, physicians will be equipped to:

  • Describe an example for both sexual misconduct and sexual abuse as defined in Bill 21
  • Describe the consequences mandated under Bill 21 for sexual misconduct and sexual abuse
  • Access resources including CPSA recommendations and Standards of Practice
  • Identify strategies health providers could employ to protect themselves  as they pertain to respecting boundaries

Register

This online course is free for your access in our CME e-learning portal.  

 

Contact

Chloe Burnett, Education Consultant
 

Online

How can I access the course?

  1. FREE Self-registration - Create an ECME e-Learning Profile or login to an existing profile at https://ecme.ucalgary.ca . Once logged in, go to 'e-Learning Courses' from the main menu. Find ‘Patient Relations: Part One’ in the 'Online Courses' listing. After submitting your registration, right away you will be redirected to the course. Please read the program information before you start the modules.
  2. Working at your own pace - Please be aware that it will take you several hours to complete the modules. You may leave and return to the course at any time. When you log in again (https://ecme.ucalgary.ca ), click on 'RESUME LEARNING' in the page. It will bring you back to where you left off. 

Credits

This activity has been certified for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ Self-Learning credits

MOC Section 3 Self-assessment – 0.5 hours

Acknowledgement

This course has received an educational grant from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.