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CHA Updates Handbook on Consent Principles and Advance Directives
Web seminar CD recording also available

CHA has updated the Principles of Consent and Advance Directives handbook for hospitals to use in compliance training for physicians, nurses, health care attorneys, risk managers, social workers and others. The 250-page 2012 reference guide covers the basic principles of patient consent for health care treatment and contains the first five chapters from CHA’s popular Consent Manual. It explains why and when consent is necessary, who may give consent, how consent for minors is different and procedures that require special consent. The handbook also describes hospitals’ obligations when dealing with complicated issues like advance health care directives, California’s POLST form, refusal of treatment and end-of-life decisions.

Additional Training Resource

Also available is a CD recording of the September 2011 web seminar, Principles of Consent and Advance Health Care Directives. In clear and simple terms, expert faculty review the highlights of the handbook and field questions on participants’ most common challenges surrounding consent for treatment.

Order the manual and CD together to save and benefit from both of these helpful resources. For additional information on all of CHA’s consent-related resources, visit