Shared decision making

The April 3, 2018 presentation discusses shared decision making, which is a best practice in pharmacotherapy. Shared decision making is a collaborative process in which clinicians and patients work together to select treatment. Shared decision making is an approach where clinicians and patients share the best available evidence, and where informed patient preferences regarding treatment selection are supported.

One arm of shared decision making involves soliciting informed opinions from patients regarding their preferences for treatment. Patients may desire information about the relative risks of each medication for a variety of possible side effects. We have prepared decision-making aids where each medication is ranked according to risk for: sedation,weight gain, sexual side effects, movement disorder risk, fall risk, and cost.

Here are the slides from this presentation

Here is a recording of the lecture: