Department Awarded RSNA Education Development Grant

UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Radiology faculty members Mark Kliewer, MD and Lori Mankowski-Gettle, MD, and  department Student Services Coordinator, Katie Yang, MS, will be collaborating with Dr. C. Shawn Green from the Department of Psychology on a project funded by the RSNA Research and Education Foundation. This RSNA Education Development Grant for Patient Education will fund a project that examines the patient consent process. Very little is known about what rhetorical strategies are best for framing risk during the consent process, and even less is known of how this impacts how the patient perceives the procedure in terms of anxiety, confidence in the procedure, and even pain experienced during the procedure. This project will address this gap in knowledge by 1) recording and identifying the key elements of risk explanation during the patient consent process and 2) testing scripts in which risk is framed differently. It is their goal to produce knowledge and educational content on what the best practices are for talking about risk during the consent process. The project will run from 2019 – 2021, and it has been awarded $165,077.

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