Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: c | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Contemporary topics in medical ethics
Slide content:Relevant Information Nature of the treatment What is the purpose? What will be done? Availability of reasonable alternatives Risks and benefits of proposed treatment 6
Slide notes:Before giving informed consent, a patient needs to know the nature of the proposed treatment. This includes the purpose of the treatment and a description of how the treatment will be administered or performed. In order to give informed consent, a person also needs to know about the alternatives to the proposed treatment and the risks and benefits of each option. Physicians and nursing staff primarily have the responsibility of discussing treatment options and details with the patient and ensuring that the patient has a proper understanding of the medical treatment, associated risks, and benefits. Once the patient signs the informed consent, the document becomes part of the patients legal medical record. 6