What is SDM?
According to AHRQ, “Shared decision making (SDM) occurs when a health care provider and a patient work together to make a health care decision that is best for the patient. The optimal decision takes into account evidence-based information about available options, the provider's knowledge and experience, and the patient's values and preferences.”
The expectation of SDM is that patient trust will increase, positively influencing satisfaction levels, as well as likelihood of adhering to treatment.
The Key Components to SDM
Recognition that a Decision is Required
Knowledge and Comprehension of the Clinical Evidence
Incorporation of the Patient's Values and Preferences in Clinical Decisions
Michelle Keating, oncology nurse navigator, shares the value of engaging in shared decision making
What does SDM look like in practice & what are the benefits?
Michelle KeatingRN, OCN, MSCN
Do you actively engage in SDM?