Informed Consent – Examining the Patient and the Process

2019 Spring Education Webinar

Recorded on May 8, 2019


Yolanda Sims, JD, MHA
KAMMCO Loss Prevention and Risk Management Advisor

Program Description

Informed consent is not merely a piece of paper; it is a process. In today’s medical practice, a patient’s limited understanding or lack of comprehension can impede the informed consent process. Physicians must examine patients on an individualized basis while providing adequate information and educating them about the risks and benefits of any procedure or surgery. Proper counseling and thorough documentation of the informed consent discussion will serve to protect patients and prevent the erosion of the physician-patient relationship. This webinar will discuss ethical and legal aspects of informed consent, including the core elements of informed consent, and offer tips on how to properly document the process.