Shared decision making skills training workshops

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Teams working on the Health Foundation's MAGIC programme designed workshops to help health professionals develop the skills and techniques for effective shared decision making.  Materials to support the programme include overheads, handouts and pre and post-training self assessment.

Slides for 2 hour training workshop

These slides were developed to support a 2 hour workshop training clinicians in the skills and techniques for effective shared decision making.

2 hour training workbook

This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the slides for a 2 hour training workshop.  It sets out what will be covered and contains materials to support the session.

Slides for 3 hour training workshop

These slides were developed to support a 3 hour workshop training clinicians in the skills and techniques for effective shared decison making.

3 hour training workbook

This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the slides for a 3 hour training workshop.  It sets out what will be covered and contains materials to support the session.  It includes exercises to be used as part of the workshop as well as useful information.

Workshop preparation

The workshop preparation contains a few brief exercises to help clinicians reflect on their current practice and using shared decision making.  It includes further recommended reading.

Pre-training self-assessment

This brief assessment is designed to help participants assess their current level of knowledge and skills and can be used to track how knowledge, belief and skills relating to shared decision making change over time.  

Post-training self-assessment

This brief assessment is designed to help participants assess their level of knowledge and skills after they have attended the training, and can be used to track changes as a result of the training.

Checklist of key skills and phrases

This sheet sets out the key stages in shared decision making and some example phrases that might be used for each.  It can be used during the training and as a practice reminder afterwards.

The patient voice: why shared decision making is important

This sheet sets out a series of viewpoints from patients about why shared decision making is important to them and can be used during the training.

What's important to the patient: common scenarios

This sheet sets out a series of common scenarios for participants to explore how shared decision making good make a difference in each of the situations described.

Picture your odds: communicating the likelihood of risks and benefits

This simple sheet of smiley faces can be used to help clinicians talk with their patients about the likelihood of different risks and benefits occurring.  It can be used during the training and subsequently within clinical practice.

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