Informed Consent in Breast Cancer

Informed Consent in Breast Cancer 

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Breast cancer has had a profound impact on families and breast cancer awareness has permeated every aspect of American society. Over the last several decades, issues surrounding breast cancer—missed diagnosis, chemotherapy, and imaging—have been a leading source of medical malpractice lawsuits. This course involves one such breast cancer patient and the ensuing malpractice case. The focus is not on the specifics of breast cancer diagnosis or treatment, but on informed consent. What you’ll learn applies not just to oncologists, but to anyone, regardless of their area of specialization. Informed consent is more than just a format for covering medical information—it is a dialogue between physician and patient. Physicians don’t always appreciate the impact that a patient’s emotional state has on the consent process. It’s vital to recognize and address a patient’s feelings and perceptions of the clinical management process. Misunderstandings can have disastrous consequences. Obtaining informed consent (and documenting that process) can help the physician and health care team avoid malpractice allegations and can provide a strong defense should any such allegation arise. Moreover, it’s the law.

$20.00

Hours: 2.10
REL-AC-APSG-0-ICBC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

2.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.1 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.10 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-APSG-0-ICBC
Hours: 2.1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify potential trouble spots in physician–patient communication.
Describe how the legal interpretation of informed consent affects you.
Explain the key role of documentation and ways to make your documentation as effective as possible.
Describe disparities between good clinical management and legal outcomes.
List steps to improve the consent process and minimize its problems.

Outline:
The Complex Process of Informed Consent Intro A. Overview Core Concepts: Components of the Informed Consent Process A. Concept: The Doctrine of Informed Consent B. Concept: Information Disclosure C. Concept: Defense Against Failure to Obtain Informed Consent D. Concept: Documenting Informed Consent E. Concept: Guidelines for the Disclosure Process F. Concept: Medical Malpractice Claims G. Concept: Strengthening the Informed Consent Process Clinical Stories Case: Breast Cancer Consent Issue A. Case: Breast Cancer Consent Issue B. Knowledge Check C. Clinical Sequence - Part 2 D. Legal Sequence E. Commentary: The Standard of the Reasonable Physician F. Analysis G. Commentary: Legal Outcomes & Physician Practice H. Case: Failed to Describe Alternatives I. Case: Doing Nothing is an Option J. Concept: Summary Applications Knowledge Check: Discussing Treatment with Patients A. Knowledge Check: Discussing Treatment with Patients Knowledge Check: Patient Consent Form A. Knowledge Check: Patient Consent Form Knowledge Check: Proper Documentation of Disclosure of Information A. Knowledge Check: Proper Documentation of Disclosure of Information Knowledge Check: Affirmative Duty A. Knowledge Check: Affirmative Duty Knowledge Check: Responding to non-standard of care requests A. Knowledge Check: Responding to non-standard of care requests Risk Management Review Core Concepts: Risk Management in Informed Consent A. Concept: Beyond the Signed Consent Form B. Concept: Legal Requirements of Informed Consent C. Concept: Documentation and Proper Handling of Records D. Concept: Patient Communication & Comprehension E. Concept: Role of Jury in Medical Malpractice Cases

Instructor: George Wakeman, Jr., JD
Disclosure: George Wakeman, Jr., JD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Stephen Come, MD
Disclosure: Stephen Come, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: William Berry, MD
Disclosure: William Berry, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Saul Weingart, MD, PhD
Disclosure: Saul Weingart, MD, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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