Informed Consent Training Program
April 29, 2021 | Ambulatory Care Risk Management
Obtaining a patient's informed consent to medical or surgical treatment is established and guided by professional codes of ethics, statutes, regulations, and case law and is addressed in accreditation standards. Even so, failure to obtain informed consent is one of the most common allegations in medical malpractice suits. The underlying basis for the doctrine of informed consent is a patient's right to self-determination—the right to make an informed choice on whether to choose or decline a particular medical procedure. It is important to differentiate between consent and informed consent because the consent process can technically be done without satisfying any of the essential elements of the informed component.
ECRI has developed this training program to help organizations understand the importance of informed consent. This training provides an overview of legal and regulatory...