Massachusetts Medical Society: The Changing Nature of Informed Consent: Informing Patients and Avoiding Litigation

The Changing Nature of Informed Consent: Informing Patients and Avoiding Litigation

The Changing Nature of Informed Consent

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Good communication, patient education and documentation is essential in this informed consent model.  Many recent studies now show that there is a disconnect between what physicians "say" and what patients actually "hear" concerning the risk/benefits of treatment options.  This CME activity explores the current environment using case studies and recommends risk management strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore trends in informed consent.
  • Contrast informed consent with shared decision making (SDM)
  • Discuss risk mitigation options when obtaining informed consent from a patient.

Course Fees
MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:  Video

CME Credit:  1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Dates

Original Released Date: March 8, 2012
Review Date: March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Termination Date: March 8, 2018

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Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
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iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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