Create Consent Forms Patients Can Understand

When:  Jun 20, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)

Webinar Description:

Despite their ethical and legal importance, consent forms create barriers for many patients. Research shows patients do not understand the importance of informed consent in healthcare, do not read consent forms before surgery, and believe consent forms are too complex.

In this webinar, you will learn how to increase patient comprehension of consent forms through an interdisciplinary approach to implementing health literacy practices.

You’ll learn how to implement a health-literate consent form process to systematically review and redesign forms; identify new ways to prioritize health literacy and system standardization; and incorporate the process and shared resources into your work. You’ll also learn about legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements and barriers.

Although the consent form examples and experience are specific to healthcare, the overall recommendations are applicable to any situation that requires the understanding and consent of a patient, employee, or community member.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify the 4 types of patient consent forms identified in this presentation (agreement, authorization, informed, revoke) and give examples of situations that would require each.
  • Explain 2 legal requirements and 2 patient considerations for each of the 4 types of patient consent forms.
  • List at least 3 health literacy practices you can include in the design and format of consent forms.

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

CHES/MCHES: Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this webinar is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID#: 101864

CPH: This activity is approved for 1 credit accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

CA Nursing: Institute for Healthcare Advancement is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 11933, for 1 contact hour.

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Rebecca Austin


Becca Austin, MA, AT, ATC
Patient Education Specialist, Organizational Health Literacy and Patient Education, Henry Ford Health

Becca Austin is a Patient Education Specialist with the Organizational Health Literacy and Patient Education Team at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, Mich. With a background in sports medicine as an athletic trainer, she realized the best part of her job was empowering patients to understand and act on their health information. She received her master's degree in health studies and education and joined the organizational health literacy team at HFH in 2019. She loves helping frontline staff provide education patients can easily understand and that empowers them make informed decisions.