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January 14th, 2016

WIHI: January 28, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: New Tools and Thinking for Shared Decision Making

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Mark your calendars now for New Tools and Thinking for Shared Decision Making Victor Montori, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Director, Late Stage Translational Research, Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Kasey Boehmer, MPH, Health Services Researcher, Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) […]

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December 9th, 2015

Shared decision making in adjuvant cancer treatment

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Submitted by Marleen Kunneman Involving patients in a shared decision making (SDM) process is increasingly the preferred approach to making healthcare decisions when more than one reasonable option is available, as is often the case in (neo-)adjuvant cancer treatment. In our recent studies, we aimed to gain insight in the extent to which the three […]

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August 19th, 2015

Debriefing the NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: what can minimally disruptive medicine contribute?

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Aaron Leppin   Just last week I had the privilege of attending the NIH’ 5th annual Training Institute for the Dissemination and Implementation of Research in Health (hyperlink). The objective of this program is to train and develop a cohort of researchers with expertise in promoting and evaluating processes that translate evidence into practice. […]

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August 5th, 2015

Shared Decision Making Called for by the Situation of Suffering

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Ian Hargraves, Maggie Breslin, Nassim Jafarinaimi Healthcare, like any care, is the product of what people can do and who they can be for each other in the midst of suffering. The relationship of people attending to suffering finds its most direct expression in contemporary healthcare in the relationship of patient and clinician.  The […]

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Tags: shared decision making, shared-decision making


July 22nd, 2015

Reflections after the 2015 Sydney ISDM-ISEHC Conference: The Triumph of the Patient

By Victor M. Montori manosin

I was not able to stay until the last day of the event so my reflections are limited to what I saw directly and through discussions in persons and twitter posts (using the hashtag #ISDMISEHC). I will not belabor the obvious: this was a resounding success for the organizing committee – Lyndal Trevena, Kirsten McCaffery and […]

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July 17th, 2015

What is best for me and my family? A union of forces for patient-centered care

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Does it make sense to hold a shared decision-making conference and an evidence-based healthcare conference together? Reflections before Sydney 2015   From July 19-22, 2015, the International Society for Evidence-based Healthcare (ISEHC) and the International Shared Decision Making Conference will meet together, for the first time, in Sydney.   Our groups have been hatching this […]

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Tags: evidence based medicine, International Shared Decision Making Conference, International Society for Evidence-based Healthcare, sdm, shared decision making


June 22nd, 2015

Thinking Beyond the Clinical Encounter

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Work in shared decision making tends to focus on the clinical encounter.  Some research has focused on how to prepare patients and clinicians for a decision making encounter.  Other work has focused on how to facilitate conversations during an encounter or measuring the extent of shared decision making that occurs between patient and provider.  This […]

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June 15th, 2015

Diabetes decision aid now available on National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) website

By Victor M. Montori manosin

We are now recognized as a tool to improve diabetes treatments by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). http://ndep.nih.gov/hcp-businesses-and-schools/HealthCareProfessionals/medication-adherence/resources/health-care-teams/ As of today in their website of resources for health professionals, they include a link to our Diabetes Medication Choice cards in PDF and interactive versions into the background information including a random maestro showing their efficacy. It […]

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June 1st, 2015

Where art thou o shared decision making?

By Victor M. Montori manosin

  By Heidi McLeod Recent policy legislation is replete with references to shared decision making (SDM) as a way of improving the quality of care in clinical encounters (PPACA 2010). Even though these are unfunded policy exhortations, researchers are encouraged to pursue shared decision making, a process where clinicians share evidence based options with patients […]

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May 18th, 2015

Shared-decision making in cancer

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Khalid Benkhadra, M.D. Recently, many studies have investigated the role patients want to play in the decision making process around how to manage their health.  This is of great importance, because while clinicians are experts in what works for a certain condition, patients are experts at what works for them. Shared decision making (SDM) […]

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