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Practitioner information resource for communicating benefit and risk in osteopathy

We have been working together with a number of key stakeholders involved in the four adverse events studies, commissioned by the General Osteopathic Council, to disseminate the findings from the research. One of the projects we have been working on is a practitioner information resource for osteopaths, which focuses on communicating risk and benefit in osteopathic practice.

The resource has undergone many changes and will undoubtedly benefit from further development. The resource contains information and guidance in the following areas:

  • Shared decision-making
  • Communicating benefit and risk in osteopathy Consent
  • Risk and patient incidents
  • Dealing with patient feedback and complaints

The information is mostly presented in a question and answer format, with some accompanying tables and example conversations.
We hope that you will find the resource helpful, whether you are a student, educator or practising osteopath. We are keen to ensure that our resources reflect the needs of the osteopathic community so we would be grateful for any feedback you have on this resource or any of our other resources.

The practitioner information resource for communicating benefit and risk in osteopathy is available to view online here.