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Patient information sheets

Securely document patient information

Before medical treatment, patients must be fully informed about the planned procedure and its necessity, as well as possible complications and the type and severity of the procedure. Possible treatment alternatives and individual peculiarities are also to be addressed. Without complete clarification, there can be no informed consent and the intervention is illegal. Information sheets support the doctor-patient discussion. They contain a comprehensive description of the procedure, a medical history and documentation section, and also a declaration of consent.

  • Over 2000 information sheets from more than 30 specialty areas in up to 16 languages are available to you.
  • Our network of medical authors and legal consultants guarantees you always have medically and legally up-to-date educational content.
  • Professional societies and associations recommend the information sheets from Thieme Compliance.

Why patient education?

“Eight minutes per patient”: A statement like this makes it clear what challenges our health system is facing. The most important aspects of patient education, as well as court decisions and recommendations according to current case law, can be found here.

Provide information in several languages

You don’t speak Arabic and can’t explain the planned procedure to your patients in Romanian, Danish or Italian? No problem! Foreign-language information sheets support you and your interpreters in providing information. You will find the available foreign languages on each information sheet.

Is the information sheet not already available in the language you need? The information sheets can be translated into up to 16 languages: Arabic, Danish, English, French, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Slovak, Spanish, Czech, Turkish and Hungarian.


Overview of new sheets

Are you interested in new information sheets from your area of expertise? We will inform you here regularly about new information sheets.

Legal advice for more security

By working with competent lawyers, you can rely on the quality and current nature of our information sheets, including from a legal point of view. In cooperation with our legal advisors, we review court decisions and recommendations according to current case law and also provide you with information, tips and recommendations for action in our medical-legal newsletter.

Editorial services for staying current

Our Editorial Services department controls the updating and publication of new educational content. Texts and graphics are prepared in a patient-friendly manner. In cooperation with more than 400 medical authors, specialist editors and lawyers, the educational content is updated according to new procedures, risks, and/or laws. In 2020, 32 new information sheets were published and 318 information sheets were updated. Do you have any questions about the content of an information sheet?


FAQ: Information sheets

In order to avoid duplicate content in the future, we are streamlining our offering. Here is an overview.

What do I have to consider when providing information to patients?

According to the will of the legislature, the Patient Rights Act strengthens, among other things, the rights of patients, creates transparency, and improves patient education. Copies of documents that the patient has signed to indicate they have been informed and given consent must be handed in. Subsequent additions must be recognizable in every case. Under no circumstances should you hand in only part of an information sheet. If patients should forego handing in any forms, this should also be carefully documented. You can find more information on the Patient Rights Act here.

How do I handle copying information sheets?

You are allowed to copy a completed and signed information sheet and give it to your patient. This is not for profit. You can print out the information sheet in the online shop or in the basic module of the E-ConsentPro software. How to handle copies of the sheet remains the same. With the additional module E-ConsentPro Mobile, the doctor and patient can sign on a mobile device. You can print out the signed information sheet for the patient and your document will be archived electronically.

Where can I find what in the information sheet?

The explanation section of the information sheet contains a comprehensive and comprehensible description of the procedure and its necessity. Patients are informed about possible extensions, risks and complications, as well as given information on what to do before and after the procedure.
In the medical history section, general information (age, height, etc.) is requested. In addition, the state of health, relevant previous illnesses, and possible allergies are recorded.
Medical comments on the consultation are recorded in the documentation section. The declaration of consent is also included here. With their consent, patients confirm that a consultation with a doctor has taken place and that they feel they prepared for the procedure.

What are the advantages of using information sheets with carbon copies?

Information sheets with an integrated set of carbon copy sheets make it possible to hand in the required copy easily and without technical aids.

Are all information sheets available in print and digitally?

Our entire range of information sheets, including all foreign language sheets, is available to you digitally. You can also order the information sheets printed out, but some of them are only available as special-order prints.


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