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Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making

Shared decision making allows an individual and their healthcare provider to together determine the most appropriate treatment or care choices. It is a fundamental process in primary care and behavioral health care integration — making it vital that individuals with behavioral health conditions acquire skills to participate in decisions with their healthcare providers.

RESOURCES

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Workshops to Support Shared Decision Making is an accredited one-day train-the-trainer workshop to support health care providers who seek to use patient-centered outcomes research findings in shared decisionmaking. Their video, A Patient Advisor’s Perspective on Patient- and Family-Centered Care also illustrates the value of hospitals partnering with patients to advance patient- and family-centered care.

  • What to Expect When You’re Self-Managing: A Client Handout for Behavioral Health Providers, is designed to support conversations with clients on the self-management of chronic conditions. It includes information on the following:
    - The purpose of self-management;
    - What the client should expect from his or her care team;
    - What the client may ask for from natural supports; and
    - Resources available to support his or her efforts to self-manage
     
  • The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record is a tool for patient self-management and communication among care team members. It is a personal health record that lets patients organize and store vital health information and then share it with their family, physicians, and others they feel should have access to this information. As a Web-based application that employs user-centered design methodologies, this tool promotes personal responsibility and positively affects patients’ confidence and active participation in their care.
     
  • Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care: Practice, Research, and Future Directions, from SAMHSA, gives an overview of shared decision-making, examines its effect on healthcare, and includes recommendations for advancing shared decision making in practices.
  • You're on the Team, from Mental Health America, guides doctors and people with mental health conditions to begin shared decision making, and includes instructional videos illustrating the process.
  • Common Ground Approach is a web-based application (licensing fees apply) that addresses the challenge many individuals have in preparing for a visit with a psychiatrist before their appointment.
     
  • Dartmouth-Hitchock Shared Decision Making Center has several decision support toolkits and resources that help primary care, specialty care, and individual clinicians implement decision support services.

     

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Shared Decision Making

Shared decision making allows an individual and their healthcare provider to together determine the most appropriate treatment or care choices. It is a fundamental process in primary care and behavioral health care integration — making it vital that individuals with behavioral health conditions acquire skills to participate in decisions with their healthcare providers.

RESOURCES

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Workshops to Support Shared Decision Making is an accredited one-day train-the-trainer workshop to support health care providers who seek to use patient-centered outcomes research findings in shared decisionmaking. Their video, A Patient Advisor’s Perspective on Patient- and Family-Centered Care also illustrates the value of hospitals partnering with patients to advance patient- and family-centered care.

  • What to Expect When You’re Self-Managing: A Client Handout for Behavioral Health Providers, is designed to support conversations with clients on the self-management of chronic conditions. It includes information on the following:
    - The purpose of self-management;
    - What the client should expect from his or her care team;
    - What the client may ask for from natural supports; and
    - Resources available to support his or her efforts to self-manage
     
  • The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record is a tool for patient self-management and communication among care team members. It is a personal health record that lets patients organize and store vital health information and then share it with their family, physicians, and others they feel should have access to this information. As a Web-based application that employs user-centered design methodologies, this tool promotes personal responsibility and positively affects patients’ confidence and active participation in their care.
     
  • Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care: Practice, Research, and Future Directions, from SAMHSA, gives an overview of shared decision-making, examines its effect on healthcare, and includes recommendations for advancing shared decision making in practices.
  • You're on the Team, from Mental Health America, guides doctors and people with mental health conditions to begin shared decision making, and includes instructional videos illustrating the process.
  • Common Ground Approach is a web-based application (licensing fees apply) that addresses the challenge many individuals have in preparing for a visit with a psychiatrist before their appointment.
     
  • Dartmouth-Hitchock Shared Decision Making Center has several decision support toolkits and resources that help primary care, specialty care, and individual clinicians implement decision support services.

     

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