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Shared decision-making, decision aids, and the role of values in treatment decision-making 

Shared decision-making, decision aids, and the role of values in treatment decision-making

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Shared decision-making, decision aids, and the role of values in treatment decision-making
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Amiram Gafni

and Cathy Charles

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10.1093/med/9780198736134.003.0004
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date: 23 April 2017

Shared decision-making (SDM) between physicians and patients is often advocated as the ‘best’ approach to treatment decision-making in the clinical encounter. In this chapter we describe: (i) the key characteristics of a SDM approach; (ii) the clinical contexts for SDM; (iii) the definition and use of decision aids (DA), as well as their relationship to SDM; and (iv) the vexing problem of defining the meaning and role of values/preferences in treatment decision-making. Areas for further research and conceptual development are also suggested to help resolve outstanding issues in the above areas. Despite the widespread interest in promoting SDM, there does not seem to be as yet a universally accepted consensus on the meaning of this concept.

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