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A Guide to Employing Shared Decision Making in Clinical Practice

A Guide to Employing Shared Decision Making in Clinical Practice

Published April 15, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Shared decision making (SDM) in healthcare is a communication process that involves a patient and provider collaborating to determine the medical treatment that best fits the patient’s values and preferences. Although there is a preponderance of evidence to support the use of SDM, its adoption into routine medical practice has been slow. Even when a […]


5 Steps to Implementing a Shared Decision-Making Initiative

5 Steps to Implementing a Shared Decision-Making Initiative

Published August 30, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes The adoption of shared decision making (SDM) into routine practice is all too often elusive.  Even though SDM is the foundation for patient-centered care, its implementation can be a challenge as a result of numerous barriers.  Understanding SDM SDM happens when patients and their providers work together to determine the best path of medical treatment for each […]


6 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Quality of a Patient Decision Aid

6 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Quality of a Patient Decision Aid

Published June 11, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes As our healthcare system transitions from a one-sided medical decision-making approach to one that involves both patients and clinicians in shared decision-making, the need for tools to enhance this new model has grown. These patient decision aids can come in the form of educational pamphlets, interactive applications, healthcare directive templates, and videos. On the upside, […]


12 Reasons Why Video Education Tools are a Crucial Element of Shared Decision Making

12 Reasons Why Video Education Tools are a Crucial Element of Shared Decision Making

Published February 28, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last decade, there has been a healthcare revolution. Driven by access to information via the internet and the adoption of digital devices, patients have transformed into consumers of healthcare, demanding more empowerment and autonomy. These changes have created an environment in which shared decision making (SDM) between patients and providers is a basic requirement […]


SDM Enhances Patient Safety for Serious Illness Care

SDM Enhances Patient Safety for Serious Illness Care

Published September 17, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Studies estimate that anywhere from 250,000 to 440,000 people in the U.S. die every year due to preventable medical errors. While very little research on patient safety has been done specifically for patients in palliative care, they are more vulnerable to errors and related adverse events. The end-of-life is a vulnerable time.  Multiple healthcare transitions, changes in […]


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