For Physicians


Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making goes a step beyond Informed Decision Making in which your patients are simply given information about their treatment options.  In Shared Decision Making, you'll collaborate with your patients, integrating patient preferences to make the decision together.  Learn more about this process here:   https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/nlc_shared_decision_making_fact_sheet.pdf

The SHARE Approach from the Agency for Healthcare REsearch and Quality

Medical Decision Aids

Medical Decision Aids can help you and your patients think through their options based on information from reliable institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (not just Dr. Google!).  

https://shareddecisions.mayoclinic.org/

https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/AZlist.html 


Five practices that foster a meaningful connection between physician and patient

Zulman, Donna M., et al. "Practices to Foster Physician Presence and Connection With Patients in the Clinical Encounter." JAMA 323.1 (2020): 70-81.