Eye Consent – The Optometrist’s Guide to Informed Consent
Every health-care professional, including optometrists, must obtain informed consent from patients to provide treatment, collect personal health information, and more.
Our newest eLearning module covers:
- what qualifies as consent
- when and how to document consent
- how to protect patient information and privacy.
The module, which is being offered for free to Ontario optometrists, provides practical information and examples to facilitate learning. Optometrists can complete the module once per continuing education (CE) cycle and will receive one Category A CE credit hour.
Access the eLearning module via the Member Login on our website.
Professionalism, Ethical Decision Making and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients
Health-care providers need to ensure a safe and healthy environment for patients. This means knowing and respecting boundaries in patient interactions. But what exactly are these boundaries? And how might they apply to you, your patients, family, and friends? This self-paced interactive module will walk you through several scenarios, helping you to understand what it is that constitutes a boundary crossing or violation, what constitutes the sexual abuse of patients, and how unintentional boundary crossings could escalate. To take the module, sign in to your Member Profile. You’ll need your login details. The module should take about an hour to complete. You can start, pause and return to it at your convenience. This elearning module (including reflective scenarios) is mandatory for all members; members were required to complete it as part of member renewal in 2018, and new members are required to complete it as part of registration.