ABOUT THE COURSE
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.
‘Patient Relations: Part Two’ will become available in the near future.
TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE ONLINE MODULES
Course navigation: Use the table of content in the ‘COURSE NAVIGATION’ widget of the program. In the main area of your screen, there are also ‘Previous Module’ and ‘Next Module’ icons at the bottom of each page.
Comment field: The comment field at the lower part of a page serves as discussion board for learners. You are encouraged to reflect on your learning and leave comments, as well as respond to other learners’ comments. Course team and faculty will also respond to learners’ questions in this field. Please be respectful and courteous, as if you were having a face-to-face discussion.
“MARK COMPLETE”: When you go through the course the first time, you will notice the “MARK COMPLETE” button in the pages. Make sure clicking on it when you reach the bottom of the page. After you complete the whole course, the “MARK COMPLETE” will not be there anymore when you revisit the content.
‘RESUME LEARNING’: For the convenience of self-paced learning, you may exit from the middle of the course and come back later. When you login the e-learning portal again, click on ‘RESUME LEARNING’, and you will be redirected to where you left last time.
CME Certificate: Once you have completed the program, you will find the ‘Print Your Certificate’ button available at the top of this page. You may choose to print it or download it as PDF document. If you have any question about your completion and CME certificate, please email email@example.com .
Reporting of course completion: At the end of the online module, you will be asked to submit your CPSA registration #. Your name and CPSA registration # will be provided to CPSA. The reporting requirement and encrypted reporting procedure are in compliance with Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
Upon completion of the course, you 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 related resources including CPSA Standard of Practice and recommendations
- Identify strategies health providers could employ to protect themselves as they pertain to respecting boundaries
This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credits.
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
You may also perform Linking Learning exercises around a question you ask yourself as a result of learning from this program at: http://www.cfpc.ca/Linking_Learning_exercises/. Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits.
Accredited Royal College MOC Section 1 and Section 3 credits are eligible for certified Mainpro+ credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified Mainpro+ credits. MOC Section 3 accredited activities can be claimed at 3 credits per hour up to the cycle maximum.
- Material presented are in compliance with the University of Calgary Copyright Policy, Acceptable Use of Material Protected by Copyright.
- Course materials are for individual use only and not to be distributed.
- This course has received no commercial sponsorship support.
- This course was provided by the CPSA and the University of Calgary CME & PD, and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
- Faculty disclosure
|Sarah Weeks||MD FRCPC||Nothing to disclose||Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary;
Alberta Health Services
|Karen Mazurek||MD CCFP||Nothing to disclose||College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta|
|Heather Armson||MD CCFP FCFP||Research Director; Grant for unrelated research, The Foundation for Medical Practice Education||Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary|
|Kelly Burak||MD FRCPC MSc (Epid)||Local Principal Investigator on Clinical Trials with Sorafenib and Rifaximin (Bayer, Lupin)||Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary;
Alberta Health Services
|Ellen Burgess||MD FRCPC||Nothing to disclose||Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary|
|Rabiya Jalil||MD CCFP||Nothing to disclose||Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary|
|Lauren Zanussi||MD FRCPC||Nothing to disclose||Alberta Health Services|
|Chloe Burnett||MSc MEd||Nothing to disclose||Cumming School of Medicine,
University of Calgary
Sarah Weeks MD FRCPC (Chair)
Karen Mazurek MD CCFP
Heather Armson MD CCFP FCFP
Kelly Burak MD FRCPC MSc (Epid)
Ellen Burgess MD FRCPC
Rabiya Jalil MD CCFP
Chloe Burnett MSc, MEd (CME Representative)
This course has received an educational grant from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.