Risk communication is the process of effectively communicating information about the potential harms of care options in terms the patient can understand and act upon. There are many challenges to communicating risk. Many people have limited literacy and numeracy skills. Although challenges exist in doing so, communicating risk effectively is essential to ensuring patients are fully informed and can make comparisons between the risks and benefits of multiple care options.
Foundation-funded Research Highlights
For nearly a decade, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has funded research grants and fellowships to help broaden our knowledge of how medical decisions are made, and how to increase patient involvement in the process. As a result, the researchers we've funded have made major contributions to our understanding of key issues related to the importance of shared decision making (SDM), and informing patients in the process. In our report, Foundation-funded Research Highlights, we provide an overview of these major contributions to SDM research.
Below you will find samples of our most recent acquisitions in Risk Communication, grouped by resource type.