What is shared decision-making?
Shared decision-making is a communication skill that we support within our organization. We collaborate with you and help you come to an agreement about a healthcare decision. It is especially useful when no clear "best" treatment option exists.
Most people face healthcare decisions affecting themselves or their families at some point. Some healthcare decisions are easy. Others are not. Often, there is more than one choice, and each will have its own risks and benefits. The "right" choice depends on what is important to you. We can help.
- Decision-making resources for patients: We provide a list of resources to support your healthcare decision-making.
- Decision-making resources for healthcare professionals: Information and resources for healthcare professionals who want to learn more about shared decision-making.
Our Patient Support Corps volunteers and staff can help you organize your questions before an appointment. You won't leave your appointment feeling frustrated that you forgot to ask questions that we're keeping you up at night.
We can go with you to your appointment to take notes. We can also audio record the visit (with permission from all present), so you can concentrate on the conversation.