Our team contributed recently to an article in the Canadian Family Physician journal, entitled Shared decision in preventive health care: What it is; what it is not. Shared decision making is not about convincing the patient to follow the doctor's recommendation, nor about giving him whatever treatment he or she requests, or about leaving the patient to decide on his or her own. Shared decision making implies to identify a clear decision point, provide information about the clinical problem and options available, elicit the patient perspective and assess what matters most to him or her, and guide the patient toward a final decision. Authors: Grad R, Légaré F, Bell NR, Dickinson JA, Singh H, Moore AE, Kasperavicius D, Kretschmer KL.
By France Légaré, 18/09/2017