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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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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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June 15, 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 1, 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 18, 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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April 30, 2015

For Empathic Decision Making

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Victor M Montori, Ian Hargraves, Annie LeBlanc Policymakers fashionably prescribe shared decision making for patients who face fateful decisions. These patients have two or more medically reasonable courses of action that differ in important aspects. The extent to which these aspects differ in ways that matter to each individual patient justifies patient involvement in […]

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April 16, 2015

Increasing patient engagement with shared decision making

By Victor M. Montori manosin

From Gaby Loria, medical market researcher for Software Advice Physicians hoping to boost patient engagement in their practices can take heart in the findings of our recent survey report on shared decision making. In our report, 386 U.S. patients shared their thoughts on shared decision making (SDM), including how SDM can improve their experience at […]

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Tags: electronic medical records, KER Unit, Mayo Clinic, Montori, patient engagement, sdm, shared decision making


April 2, 2015

Shared decision making and minimally disruptive medicine for COPD patients

By Victor M. Montori manosin

COPD is the third most common cause of death in the USA (1). Fifteen million Americans report that they have been diagnosed with COPD (2), but the actual number is likely to be higher, as more than 50% of adults with low pulmonary function are not aware that they have COPD (3).The national medical costs […]

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Tags: COPD, mdm, minima, sdm, shared decision making



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