Author: Centre for Perioperative Care

Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit

Categories: Shared decision making, Personalised care and support planning, Person-centred care, Patient experience

Publishing body: Royal college, Professional body

The Centre for Perioperative Care’s information on Shared Decision Making (SDM)  and accompanying blog post by Dr Ramai Santhirapala, Clinical Lead, Choosing Wisely UK and Professor Rupert Pearse, Director, UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network sets out the concept, evidence and ways of integrating the practice of Shared Decision Making into personalised care.

“Shared decision making explicitly acknowledges the fact that there is usually more than one way to treat a problem, including ‘no treatment’ and patients may require support to weigh up the benefits and harms of the options in order to determine the best choice for them.”

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