The goal of informed consent is to provide the patient with information necessary to determine whether to begin a new procedure or to remain in his or her current condition. When discussing informed consent with a patient, it is important to convey the risks and complications of the procedure, alternatives to the procedure and doing nothing.
Effective use of informed consent can help you avoid disputes with patients. If patients are fully aware of the risks and limitations of a procedure, they are less likely to be dissatisfied with your work.
Sample Informed Consent Forms
These forms are only guides and should be used as such. (PDF files)