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Shared Decision Making in Health CareAchieving evidence-based patient choice$
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Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards, and Rachel Thompson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198723448

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723448.001.0001

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What can medical educators do to help promote shared decision making?

What can medical educators do to help promote shared decision making?

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(p.295) Chapter 45 What can medical educators do to help promote shared decision making?
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Shared Decision Making in Health Care
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Jill E Thistlethwaite

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723448.003.0045

Shared decision making (SDM) is now included in the competencies and standards for medical schools curricula. Educators may therefore promote SDM in three ways: ensuring that learning outcomes are included in their own curricula, developing appropriate learning activities, and providing opportunities for observation, feedback, and assessment. Learning should be experiential and involve interactions with both real and simulated patients. Feedback needs to be timely and constructive and ideally be a dialogue between learner and observer. It is also important to involve patients in feedback as this is very powerful. As health professionals now work frequently in teams, all practitioners involved in care delivery should develop SDM competencies.

Keywords:   Learning outcomes, competency, curriculum, feedback, assessment

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