“Essential Reading” is a reading list on shared decision making that provides a rapid introduction to the subject and access to knowledge to develop your thinking. The 22 articles are all systematic reviews which have been identified as key. For each article there is a key statement or conclusion to help you assess the article’s value to your needs and a link to the full text where possible or an abstract.
Supporting people to make informed decisions about their health and care: learning from the MAGIC programme
In October 2013, the Health Foundation hosted a national event to share the practical learning about how teams from its MAGIC programme have embedded shared decision making across the health systems they work in.
This case study briefly describes how the team in Newcastle working on the Health Foundation’s MAGIC programme to implement shared decision making developed a framework to discuss treatment options with haematology patients needing critical care support and their families.
Through interviews with almost 40 shared decision making experts in the UK and overseas, this report examines the various barriers that can inhibit the implementation of shared decision making and identifies a number of practical factors to consider.