Seminar ID: 108766

Emphasize Participation in Informed Consent

Emphasize Participation in Informed Consent

Informed consent isn't always a sure advantage.

When a patient is made aware of the risks of a procedure and agrees to the risk there could still be a lawsuit. Informed consent is simply one argument among many and in many cases juries allow differing degrees of credibility to it. There is a tool that can be used to ensure that the patient is not passively signing a document but is participating in understanding their choice and documenting it properly. This white paper reviews this tool and how to emphasize patient participation.