This review of existing research identified that for people from minority ethnic groups, family members and community stakeholders may be important in making decisions about healthcare. This needs to be accounted for when promoting shared decision-making.
A Demonstration Of Shared Decision Making In Primary Care Highlights Barriers To Adoption And Potential Remedies
This research concluded that substantial investments in provider training, information systems and process re-engineering may be necessary to implement shared decision making successfully.
Your Health – Your Decision: Evaluation & Output Report of the AQuA Workstream within the National Shared Decision Making Programme
This report highlights the journey taken by 33 clinical teams working to promote a culture of shared decision making through training health professionals, engaging patients and promoting the inclusion of shared decision making in education. This work was part of the AQuA workstream of the National QIPP Right Care shared decision making programme.
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.
This article argues that a common ethical and legal standard for informed consent is needed which reflects the ethical principles of balancing beneficence (doing good) with respect for patient autonomy, and that such a standard should be informed by the principles of shared decision making. This article is only available to subscribers or for a fee.