OPEN Epidemiology and health | 3 Nov 2017
As the paradigm of healthcare nowadays is the evidence-based patient-centered decision making, the issue of shared decision making (SDM) is highlighted. The aims of this manuscript were to look around about the related concepts and to suggest the facilitating strategies for overcoming barriers of conducting SDM. While the definitions of SDM were discordant, several concepts such as good communication, individual autonomy, patient participants, and patient-centered decision-making were involved. And, the facilitating strategies of SDM were to educate and train physician, to apply clinical practice guidelines and patient decision aids, to develop valid measurement tools for evaluation of SDM processes, and to invest the impact of SDM.
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