The Royal College of Surgeons has developed guidance on consent that sets out the principles for working with patients through a process of supported decision-making, and a series of podcasts that illustrate those principles in practice.
The General Medical Council guidance on consent is extensive, and broken down on their website into different sections, including one on explaining side effects, complications and other risks and an overview of consent and the resources available to provide support in this respect.
Steven Vogel presents findings of the GOsC funded study ‘Clinical risks osteopathy and management’ (CROaM) and Pippa Bark (a research fellow with a background in psychology) who presents some useful tips about explaining risk to patients from a patient perspective).
The CARE Measure is a quick (only 10 questions), clear and easy to complete patient-completed questionnaire. It measures empathy in the context of the therapeutic relationship during a one-on-one consultation between a clinician and a patient.