Making an Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Professionals

Program Description

Examine problems with the process of informed consent for health care, describe the principles of informed consent, and discuss the implications of a good informed consent process.

Click HERE to access the other course “Making an Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Health Care Leaders.”


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of informed consent.
  • Describe strategies for clear communication about choices during the informed consent process.
  • Describe strategies for presenting choices (e.g. showing structured decision aids encouraging questions).
  • Describe appropriate ways to document and confirm informed consent, and to work as part of a team.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity. 

Course Developers

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Contract No. HHSA290201000031I, Task Order #3. The development and production of this course was a joint effort by AHRQ, Abt Associates, and The Joint Commission.

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates two hours for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course ID#: TDE 17026.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 05/15/2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 11/30/2020


The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for 2.25 continuing education credits. 


The information and guidelines contained in this enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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