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In society today, doctors are held to a higher standard of professionalism compared to many other lines of work.  Therefore, it is imperative that we as doctors have a very good grasp on what professional boundaries entail. This 2-hour course will help provide a better understanding of the importance of always being aware of and practicing professional boundaries. We will also look at some key strategies to help keep the doctor and staff, as well as the patients, within those boundaries.


  1. Explain the relevant concepts concerning professional boundaries
  2. Describe why maintaining appropriate professional boundaries between physicians and patients or third parties is ethically required.
  3. Describe why maintaining appropriate professional boundaries between physicians, family members, peers and trainees is ethically required.
  4. Identify situations in which physicians can breach professional boundaries.


This is a 2-hour continuing education course.  The course is taught by the instructor with a PowerPoint presentation as a visual aid.  An assessment of your subject mastery will be tested with a short quiz at the end of the course.  Upon completion of the course and passing the quiz, you will earn 2 CEU’s.  A certificate will be provided to verify your completion of the program.