Informed Consent: Getting on the Same Page with Your Patients

By now, most physicians and clinicians understand that informed consent isn't simply a piece of paper with a signature on it. Instead, it's a process that helps ensure that the patient can truly understand their illness and your recommendations, and make their own decisions.

But how do these conversations work? Which approaches will not only help the patient understand their treatment options but also foster the clinician-patient relationship? How has this process changed in the era of electronic documentation?

This program John Henning Schumann, MD, FACP, will discuss the ethical principles that make informed consent important and best practices for conducting an informed consent discussion. Alan Schumacher, JD, will use case studies to illustrate the challenges and barriers that you may encounter when obtaining informed consent, and strategies for confirming the patient's understanding.

Date & Location

  • October 17, 2018: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • NIU Hoffman Estates Conference Center — 5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192  

Register here to attend the seminar.