Uninformed Consent: What Can Happen When a Patient Does Not Understand the Information You Have Provided?

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Uninformed Consent: What Can Happen When a Patient Does Not Understand the Information You Have Provided?

Description

This video addresses the controversy about whether or not a signature on a consent form accurately represents a patient’s understanding.

This 5-minute video addresses various aspects of the issue of informed consent, such as:

  • Informed consent versus uninformed consent
  • Case example: Uninformed consent
  • Uninformed consent: Legal considerations
  • Universal safe communication practices
  • Techniques to help patients understand consent
    • Teach-back technique

Developer:

American Medical Association

Funding Sources:

American Medical Association

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: May 2007
Last Updated: 04/25/08

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