Training Modules For Improving Informed Consent

Training modules developed by AHRQ are available to help hospital executives and other health care professionals improve the informed consent process.

The Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice modules aim to support better communication with patients, who often do not understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives of their treatments even after signing consent forms.

The Joint Commission is offering free continuing education credits (continuing education and continuing medical education) for taking AHRQ’s Making Informed Consent an Informed Choice modules.

Learn more about the modules and how organizations that do not participate in Joint Commission accreditation may obtain them from AHRQ and access a guide to implementing the modules.

Page last reviewed February 2017
Page originally created February 2017
Internet Citation: Training Modules For Improving Informed Consent. Content last reviewed February 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/informed-consent.html