New ACP case study examines ethical challenges of telemedicine encounters

Developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism, the case study is available on Medscape and a login is required.


A new ethics case study from ACP, “‘Doctor, Can't You Just Phone a Prescription In?’ and Other Ethical Challenges of Telemedicine Encounters,” is now available for CME credit and MOC points.

Telemedicine provides patients with convenient access to a physician, which can save on expenses and time away from work and potentially improve health outcomes. However, physicians who provide video-based clinical care should consider ethical issues related to safeguarding the best interests of patients in this situation, including protecting the patient-physician relationship, exercising professional judgment, and ensuring continuity of care.

Developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism, the case study is available on Medscape and a login is required. More information about ethics and professionalism activities from ACP is available online.