Shared decision making

May 2, 2017

A case of the best, worst, and most likely

By Victor M. Montori manosin

  Dr. Margaret Schwarze, a surgeon from the University of Wisconsin, and her colleagues published a proof of concept study “A Framework to Improve Surgeon Communication in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions—Best Case/Worst Case.”1 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28146230) This article was recently the topic of discussion during our bi-weekly Shared Decision Making working group. Schwarze and colleagues described that hospitalized […]

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April 14, 2017

On Cars and Caring: How metaphors can be (un)helpful

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Submitted by Marleen Kunneman, PhD; Michael R. Gionfriddo, PharmD, PhD; Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc Metaphors are common in clinical medicine and can be helpful in discussing and understanding the complexities of health and illness. Blood vessels are like plumbing, the brain is like a computer, and when facing illness we use all weapons available to […]

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June 23, 2016

Diary post of a visiting researcher

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Dear Diary, Sat May 7th. All set, ready to go! Excited to visit the KER Unit for a few weeks and to join them at the SAEM SDM Consensus Conference in New Orleans. This will be my first visit to the Mayo Clinic, and one I’ve been looking forward to since I became a research […]

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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


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


March 4, 2015

REPOST: Stop blaming “demanding patients” for driving up health care costs (2/24/2015)

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Posts like this, make http://www.healthnewsreview.org/blog/ our go-to blog for news reviews from an evidence-based patient-centered perspective.  You must bookmark it, follow it on Facebook and twitter and do what you do to keep connected to its content. Thank you, Gary Schwitzer (@garyschwitzer) and your team for keeping this going on and strong!    

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Tags: evidence based medicine, shared decision making


December 12, 2014

New Shared Decision Making iPad® Supplement for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has released a free iPad® Supplement devoted to the topic of Shared Decision Making (SDM). The topics included in the supplement are intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in SDM within cardiovascular diseases. Featured articles include: 1.    Shared Decision Making: Science and Action Henry […]

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