The Situation at the U.S.- Mexican Border: Caring for Undocumented Patients

Immigration levels are at a historic high and immigration is now the main driver of U.S. population growth, which contributes significantly to a host of healthcare problems within our borders. In this course, Rabbi Claudio J. Kogan, M.D. discusses the ethics of clinical care to documented and undocumented immigrant patients.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists (Personal Growth), Social Workers, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Clinical Chaplains, Fellows, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current humanitarian crisis near the U.S. border and the significant impact it has on providing care to immigrant patients. 
  • Apply appropriate ethical principles – autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice – to address the complex healthcare issues immigrant patients face. 
  • Implement case-based discussion recommendations to improve the care of undocumented immigrants dealing with mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Camarota SA, Zeigler K, Richwine J. How much would it cost to provide health insurance to illegal immigrants? CIS.org. Published October 10, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2021.
  • Caplan, Arthur, PhD. “Child Abuse as Immigration Policy: Has America lost its Moral Compass?” Bioethics.Net, June 19, 2019. 
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
04/01/2022
Course expires: 
09/30/2022

Rabbi Claudio J. Kogan, M.D., MBE, M.Ed.
Director of Bioethics Program 
Baptist Health South Florida 

Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Services
Chief Wellness Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speaker and conference director have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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