This session examines the implementation of shared decision making (SDM) into clinical settings, and SDM and communicating uncertainty and risks with patients on diagnostic strategies.
The session has the following learning objectives:
- Define shared decision making
- Consider how clinicians and patients can collaborate to better communicate, understand, and manage uncertainty
- Identify strategies to manage uncertainty as patients and clinicians collaborate during the diagnostic process
Glyn Elwyn, BA, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCGPProfessor and physician-researcherThe Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Glyn Elwyn BA MD MSc PhD FRCGP is a clinician, researcher, and innovator. He is a tenured professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA, and at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Netherlands. He has Visiting Professor positions at University College London, UK, and at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
Glyn Elwyn studies coproduction and shared decision making in the context of learning health care systems, and the application of machine learning to digital recordings of clinical encounters.
He leads an interdisciplinary team examining the implementation of shared decision making into clinical settings. He developed Option Grid TM patient decision aids, evidence-based tools that help people choose the care that suits them best.
He has developed the following measures: Observer OPTION and collaboRATE, measures of shared decision making, integRATE (care integration); consideRATE (care for those with serious illness). He is the lead editor of Oxford University Textbook of Shared Decision Making: Evidence-Based Patient Choice, OUP 4th edition expected 2023.