CME Accreditation 

Seattle Children’s is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Seattle Children’s designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria for up to 9.50 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. 

Course Objectives 

  1. Identify some specific ways in which cultural or religious practices of a family may directly conflict with the standards of Western clinical ethics. 
  2. Identify the conditions under which a parent may refuse an important medical intervention on behalf of a child for religious or cultural reasons. 
  3. Discuss some communication strategies that might enhance a health care provider’s ability to work with families with belief systems that differ from the providers.