In this article, Steve Laitner, national clinical lead for shared decision making sets out benefits for patients and the NHS – as well as some of the challenges – of implementing shared decision making. The article is available only to registered users of the site. It is free to register and open to all.
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.
This article briefly sets out the experiences of sites working on the Health Foundation’s MAGIC programme to implement shared decision making and concludes that staff now see it as a 'different way of doing something they do already, but with better outcomes'.
In this paper Al Mulley and colleagues argue that failure to diagnose patients’ preferences for their care amounts to misdiagnosis, with implications for service usage and patient satisfaction. The paper sets out some approaches to addressing this.