For consent to be validated, it must be given voluntarily, and by an appropriately informed person with the capacity to do so. This guidance, which is supplemental to the Osteopathic Practice Standards, explains the law in the different UK countries.
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.
Topics should be considered on the basis of what could be specifically relevant for your practice, in terms your practice profile, continuing professional development, marketing goals or contractual obligations to other organisations.
We have produced some resources aimed at exploring patients’ expectations of osteopathic care, and the extent to which these were being met. Elements of communication underpin many of these expectations, which can be seen in both the full report and the summary version.