Informed Consent (Synaptiv)

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Learning Objectives

  • Facilitating discussion
  • Knowing patient capacity
  • Understanding risks

Course Description

Informed consent is a crucial component of shared decision making and integral to patient-centered care. This course examines what full informed consent is and how to conduct an informed consent discussion with patients that will ensure they are able to make the best possible decision about their treatment. Topics in this course include:

  • Elements that facilitate a full informed consent discussion
  • Risks included in an informed consent discussion
  • Opportunities for active participation by patients and persons of trust
  • Patient capacity to give full informed consent

Did you know…

  • Patients have expressed a desire to be fully informed and to play an active part in making decisions about their treatment
  • Studies have found that clinicians ask for patient preferences in medical decisions only about half the time

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Clinicians

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Contributor: SynAptiv



Author Information

The Colorado Foundation for Medical Care was founded in 1970 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) healthcare quality improvement organization. It currently does business as (DBA) SynAptiv. SynAptiv continues to focus on continuous quality improvement but now works toward its charitable mission in new ways. We are a global healthcare learning institute, offering a variety of educational tools, trainings, certifications, and learning improvement resources for multiple professional settings.