The Management in Medicine and Health Experiences Institute speaker series is hosting a session on Shared Decision Making in Healthcare. This series is put on the the GTC Management in Medicine Programme in the Green Templeton College of Oxford.
This session is focused on how shared decision making can achieve true patient centered care, from the perspective of three different speakers. The first speaker is the president of the Foundation, Michael Barry. He will be discussing what shared decision making means for patients and the benefits for them of participating in their healthcare. Following Michael, will be Martin Haerter who will discuss training doctors to share decisions with patients, and Trudy van der Weijden who will discuss shared decision making and clinical practice guidelines. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the Foundation's director of initiative, Angela Coulter.
This event is part of the Development in Patient Empowerment Course that is being offered to all of the leaders and employees in The Capital Region of Denmark. Our own director of global initiatives, Angela Coulter, will be speaking at this event about engaging patients in healthcare. She will be following Dr. Bobby Zachariae who will be presenting on health-related quality of life and empowerment in relation to the aims and objectives in the modern healthcare system.
"What [we need] is a radical change in the way medicine is practiced," says Angela Coulter, director of global initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and author of Engaging Patients in Healthcare, her latest book. Angela's book is a comprehensive, evidence-based textbook that explores the ways in which patient engagement can improve overall health care.
Each year, the Avedis Donabedian Foundation honors leaders who have made significant contributions to health care excellence. We are extremely proud to announce that this year, one of our very own is the 2012 recipient of the Donabedian International Award. Angela Coulter, director of global initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, was honored on January 11, 2012 in Barcelona's historic Palau de la Música for her work enhancing international health care.
In response to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) guidelines on patient experience quality standards, the authors aim to provide an overview of the guidance. This editorial discusses key points of the NICE guidelines, as well as the benefits of implementation and the challenges that remain.
This article discusses the use of patient decision aids in routine clinical practice for patients considering knee replacement surgery. The decision surrounding a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis is an example of a preference-sensitive decision, meaning there is more than one viable option. Unfortunately, when patients are not fully informed, they are often unsatisfied with the outcome due to unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding of the potential benefits and harms. The authors describe how implementation of patient decision aids, to support a shared decision making process, may address these issues and improve patient satisfaction, specifically in the context of knee replacement surgery.