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March 30, 2016

Making a difference one clinician at a time

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Submitted by Renee Herman   I wanted to start my day by sending you a “thank you!” for your work.  I have no awards to give you, live applause from the audience, or notations that reference your terrific work in journals. Today, from me, I can only give you the experiential, warm hearted “thank you!” […]

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March 16, 2016

Helping to reduce the burden of taking 83 pills a week – A nurse’s perspective

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Submitted by Renee’ Herman I had a patient recently (a male in his late 60’s), whose treatment plan includes taking 83 pills a week! Pills he cannot easily afford and often neglects to take. I met with him to do a medication reconciliation recently and started by asking him what “matters to you”. He said […]

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February 3, 2016

Bringing health and health care issues to the forefront

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Submitted by Madge Kaplan Every now and then, as IHI’s Director of Communications and the host and producer of WIHI, I get the opportunity to bring forward issues health and health care improvers are particularly wrestling with. These are issues born of one of the hallmarks of quality improvement – innovation – but they can […]

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January 14, 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 9, 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 19, 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 5, 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 22, 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 17, 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 22, 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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