Shared Decisionmaking Wednesday, July 7, 2010
In shared decisionmaking, both the patient and clinician share information, participate in the decisionmaking process, and agree on the best strategy for treatment. The clinician provides personalized information, tools, and/or decision aids to help the patient understand available treatment options, and encourages the patient to consider his or her personal values in making treatment-related decisions.
The featured Innovations describe three programs that have provided shared decisionmaking tools and support to patients.
The featured QualityTools include decision aids and tools for patients to increase their knowledge about treatment options, and tools for clinicians to assist patients in making health care decisions.
- Counseling and Care Coordination for Patients With Advanced Illness Lead to More Patients Completing Advance Directives and Less Use of Inpatient Care
- Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, and Comfort With Decisions and Treatment Preferences
- Shared Decisionmaking Tools Plus Peer Support Lead to More Efficient and Effective Mental Health Consultations and High Satisfaction
Also in This Issue:
- Surgical Hospitalist Model Enhances Access to Surgical Consultations, Increases Physician Perceptions of Quality at Academic Medical Center
- Medical Response Team Saves Lives by Empowering Nurses to Recognize and Act on Early Warning Signs of Trouble
- Standardized Discharge Planning Focusing on Patient Education and Care Coordination Increases Understanding of Postdischarge Needs and Likelihood of Followup Care
- Multiagency Collaboration Improves Access to Culturally Sensitive Care and Support Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Seniors
- Culturally Competent Parent Mentors Support Families of Minority Children with Asthma, Leading to Better Health, Less Missed School and Work
- Patient Advisors Participate in Hospital Councils, Committees, Staff Training, and Other Activities, Contributing to Improved Patient Satisfaction and Better Organizational Performance
- Culturally Tailored Cessation Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Smokers Enhances Access and Patient Satisfaction