Shared decision making is a communication process in which patients and health professionals work together to understand patients' choices and come to a decision.
In these videos:
'Shared decision making' – The MAGIC (making good decisions in collaboration) programme is testing an approach to embedding shared decision making in everyday practice.
'New tools and thinking for shared decision making' – One of the freshest, most innovative voices in the advancement of shared decision making is that of Dr. Victor Montori, who leads the conversation in this video.
Shared decision making
In this 5 minute video, patients and professionals talk about what shared decision making is, what it means for them, and work the MAGIC team in Newcastle have been doing to support health professionals to put shared decision making into practice.
(The Health Foundation UK – The Magic Program, 2014)
New tools & thinking for shared decision making
'Dr. Montori talks about the need for a patient revolution and says “health care has to compete with life.” And “life” in the case of a patient can mean anything from not being able to afford medications, to not having the time to take them, to not being able to focus on one’s own health because of stresses at home or another family member’s health crisis.'
(Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2016)
For more information about shared decision making, visit our dedicated Self-management Support (SMS) Toolkit website for health providers and healthcare staff.