patient safety leads, legal counsel, health literacy advocates, patient representatives
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Describe best practices for developing clear, patient-friendly informed consent processes.
- Articulate the basic legal requirements for informed consent in clinical settings.
- Define best practices for communicating risk and safety information to patients with low health literacy.
- Incorporate plain-language principles to create consent documents that are easy to understand.
Christopher R. Trudeau, JD,
is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Center for Health Literacy. He holds a dual appointment with the Faculty of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bowen School of Law. Professor Trudeau is an internationally recognized expert on health literacy, plain language, and the law. He is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy.