This Teachable Moment provides an example of how patient-centered care and shared decision-making require a comprehensive and transparent discussion between patient and physician of known risks, benefits, costs, and burden of available and reasonable treatment options.
This qualitative analysis using electronic medical records from the Department of Veterans Affairs examines the factors influencing the timing of initiation of dialysis in clinical practice.
This cluster randomized trial studied the effectiveness of the Depression Medication Choice decision aid to help patients with moderate to severe depression and clinicians choose antidepressants together and found it improved the decision-making process and quality of care.
This qualitative study examines how patients older than 75 years share their health information with their caregivers, as well as how elderly patients and their caregivers approach the spectrum of health information sharing and control.
This review of tools for shared decision making in serious illness finds that future randomized clinical trials are needed for further development of novel decision aids for serious diagnoses and key decisions.
This cross-sectional analysis found that informed decision making is often incomplete in conversations between cardiologists and patients with stable angina.