Shared decision making is defined as an approach where clinicians and patients share the best available evidence when faced with the task of making decisions, and where patients are supported to consider options, to achieve informed preferences.
The aim of this session is to introduce the audience to the concept of shared decision making and how it relates to and enhances self management for a patient. It explores and differentiates how shared decision making is different from informed decision making and patient education. It also discusses the evidence as to whether shared decision making can benefit patients and their carers, clinicians and health care organisations in improving outcomes.
Disclosure of Interest K. Gadsby Employee of: Abbvie