Shared decision making and decision aids

Thistlethwaite, Jill, Evans, Rebecca, Nan Tie, Rodney, and Heal, Clare (2006) Shared decision making and decision aids. Australian Family Physician, 35 (7). pp. 537-540.

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Abstract

Shared decision making (SDM) is a process within a patient centred consultation that involves both the patient and doctor discussing management options and agreeing on management decisions in partnership. Decision aids are designed to help patients understand the options relating to management for certain conditions and their possible benefits and potential adverse effects. We discuss the evolution and rationale behind SDM and the evidence relating to outcomes, the types of decision aids available, and research relating to their use.

Item ID: 4136
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: physician patient relations; family practice methods; informed consent; patient education; decision support techniques
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 03:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111710 Health Counselling @ 50%
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