Use the following materials
to create a mini-seminar on informed consent for your staff.
It is highly recommended that presentations include not
only general background information as provided here but
also local, specific, and real-world informed consent issues.
For example, your staff attorney may be able to describe
specific clinical situations that have led to litigation
or, more broadly, state legislation or relevant case law
that impacts your own consent policies. A clinician may
be able to present a Case Study involving faulty disclosure.
An administrator may be able to provide an up-to-date demographic
and/or linguistic profile of a department’s patient
population. Or a quality assurance administrator may have
regional data on consent policies and compliance levels
at nearby peer organizations. This is the type of close-to-home
information that will engage an audience, make it real and
personal, and motivate a group to take action.