EBSCO Health: Mastering Shared Decision Making the When, Why and How

One of the problems with the growing interest in shared decision making is that it is not very well understood. The goal of this article is twofold: first, to be very clear about what shared decision making is and what it isn’t; and second, to explain the enormous potential of shared decision making, yet only if it is done well. The challenge we face is that the interest in shared decision making might vanish, unless we prove that it makes a significant contribution.

Keywords: 
shared decision making, Evidence-Based Medicine, patient engagement