Choosing Wisely: Critical Conversations with Patients about the Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Activity Description

The quality of communication between healthcare providers and patients affects the quality of care patients receive and the quality of life patients experience. This online module reviews effective patient communication skills health care providers can use when answering questions about, and requests for, treatment. It will also review the recommendations made by the AAAAI as part of the Choosing Wisely®  campaign and help learners implement these recommendations into their practices.

This activity is jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Drexel University and was funded through a grant from the ABIM Foundation.

Target audience: 

Allergist/immunologists; allied health providers working in allergy/immunology clinics; primary care physicians who treat patients with allergic and/or immunologic conditions

Learning objectives: 

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Articulate strategies to implement Choosing Wisely® conversations

2. Decide which of these communication strategies they will adopt to enhance their current care of patients

3. Identify the structural and personal barriers to implementing the AAAAI's Choosing Wisely® recommendations in their care of patients

Credits & accreditation
  • 1.20 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.00 CME
    CME credit.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
Faculty & disclosure

Dennis K. Ledford, MD FAAAAI (University of South Florida/Past President, AAAAI)

Pamela M. Duke, MD (Drexel University)

Christof J. Daetwyler, MD (Drexel University)

Dennis H. Novack, MD (Drexel University)

Additional information
Required hardware / software: 

Either of the two latest versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.

Your computer's speakers must be turned on to hear the audio content of the course.

Available credit: 
  • 1.20 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.00 CME
    CME credit.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
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