Coulter A, Collins A. Making shared decision-making a reality: No decision about me, without me. London: King’s Fund. 2011 July 28. Print.
This short book outlines the importance of strong communication skills and illustrates how health care providers might using shared decision making in their consultations with patients. Inspired by Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley’s phrase “nothing about me, without me,” the authors aim to expand on the meaning of Lansley’s vision. The authors define the term “shared decision making”, provide examples of skills necessary to implement this process and outline actions necessary to make this vision a reality.