Center for Shared Decision Making

The Center for Shared Decision Making opened in 1999 as the first center in the U.S. dedicated to encouraging doctors and patients to make decisions together. Our services for patients being seen at Dartmouth-Hitchcock include the provision of patient decision aids, decision support counseling, and facilitation of advance care planning discussions.

Our Patient Support Corps volunteers help patients think about and organize their questions and concerns in preparation for an appointment. Volunteers are available to attend appointments with patients in Lebanon. They can take notes and audio records to assist with retention of information.

The Center for Shared Decision Making is now a part of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging and has relocated to 46 Centerra Parkway in Lebanon. This move will serve to strengthen and grow our strategies for assisting you in making vital health care decisions.

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