Effective communication and shared decision-making are the foundations of a good therapeutic relationship between osteopath and patient.
During the three-year cycle, you must undertake CPD in communication and consent to keep your knowledge and skills up to date in this fundamentally important area of practice.
A wide range of learning resources exist: the following are offered as suggestions:
You can use these resources on your own to develop your knowledge and understanding, or use them as the basis for group discussion with colleagues.
Patient's capacity to give consent: guidance for osteopaths practising in England and Wales
Obtaining consent - guidance for osteopaths in Scotland
Patient's capacity to give consent: guidance for osteopaths practising in Northern Ireland