Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers


Informed Medical Decisions Foundation: Tools for Providers


Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process that allows patients and clinicians to make health care treatment decisions together. These tools, for health care providers, provide information on this process and on the use of patient decision aids. They describe how to evaluate evidence and work together with patients to make informed care choices. Sample language and questions are provided to assist providers in implementing shared decisionmaking.

The available resources include the following:

  • Videos
    • Shared Decision Making Animated Short
    • Shared Decision Making: Change that Works
    • Shared Decision Making at Stillwater Medical Group
    • Shared Decision Making in Three Words
    • Transforming the Patient Experience
  • PowerPoints
    • Introduction to Shared Decisionmaking and Decision Aids
    • Six Steps of Shared Decisionmaking for Health Care Providers


Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

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Informed Medical Decisions Foundation


Release Date: 2012
Recent Summary: July 2014
Original Summary: July 2013
Last Updated: 07/30/14

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