Risks and benefits knowledge builder

Date published:
10 May 2018

A new course about communicating risks and benefits of treatment options is now available to RACP Members via the eLearning@RACP Online Resources hub.

Equipped with content from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the course gives Fellows or people with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement the chance to earn CPD credits.

With bite sized information, accessible anywhere any time — the course is a great tool for time poor physicians or trainees to enhance their skills and keep up-to-date with latest clinical advice.

The course gives Members the knowledge to:

  • describe why it is important for clinicians to effectively communicate benefits, harms, trade-offs and uncertainties with patients
  • explain the inter-relationship between shared decision making, evidence-based medicine and patient-centred care in the context of communicating benefits and harm
  • list key communication skills needed when talking with patients about evidence
  • explain how to effectively communicate statistical information to patients
  • outline the role of decision support tools, potential uses and where to locate them.

 Access the course online now.

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