Re-imagining Consent
in the Age of Health Literacy
Webinar: Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:00 am – noon CT
Are your informed consent practices patient-centered?

Celebrate National Patient Safety Week, March 11-17, by joining us for a webinar about how health literacy can make your informed consent practices patient-centered.

Learn how to communicate legal and health information through the informed consent process in ways that both engage patients and better protect healthcare organizations. Take away tips to assess and integrate health literacy into your informed consent processes, from clinical procedures to treatment plans.
Audience: patient safety leads, legal counsel, health literacy advocates, patient representatives

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe best practices for developing clear, patient-friendly informed consent processes.
  2. Articulate the basic legal requirements for informed consent in clinical settings.
  3. Define best practices for communicating risk and safety information to patients with low health literacy.
  4. 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.
Join us for this patient-centered look at informed consent.
We encourage you to have out one of your consent forms during the webinar so you can compare its content to best practices.
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This webinar is brought to you by the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership, Hennepin County Medical Center, and Stratis Health.