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Setting Mutually Agreed Goals

A 1-hour interactive online CME course for strategically minded physicians to get the most out of every patient encounter.

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Setting mutually agreed goals with your patient will help them feel involved in the medical decision making process and keep the patient focused on achieving the best health outcomes. Having clear goals also allows the effectiveness of the treatment program to be monitored, helping you to pinpoint which interventions might be successful, and which actions are ineffective. You will reach goals quicker and help reduce patient anxiety.

This interactive online CME course will assist you in the process of agreeing with patients on mutual goals, overcoming barriers to goal achievement, and negotiating with patients to find common ground.

Explore how to...

Understand patient health goals

Engage patients in decision making

Increase treatment success rates

Overcome barriers to goal achievement

Negotiate with patients and find common ground

Improve patient adherence

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CME Accredited

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The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

designates this enduring material for a maximum of

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Develop your ability to...

Evaluate patient willingness to participate in decision-making

Communicate key medical information simply

Identify patient health objectives

Discuss ways to achieve health objectives

Encourage patient engagement in decision-making

Help patients evaluate management options

Negotiate a management plan

Agree with patient on mutual goals

Identify barriers to goal achievement

Develop strategies to overcome barriers

Structured to make your learning efficient and effective

Pre-course Activity

Chapter 1: Introduction and overview

Chapter 2: Presenting treatment options

Chapter 3: Exploring patient preferences

Chapter 4: Negotiating a plan

Chapter 5: Course Posttest

Chapter 6: References

What are your purchase options?

Buy single course, or

 the premium bundle of all 8 courses and 10 webinars

Setting Mutually Agreed Goals

Help your patient reach their health goals quicker