Patricia is a thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health recovery. She is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. Patricia is the creator of RECOVERYLibrary.com and the CommonGround web application to support person centered care and shared decision making in the psychiatric consultation.
Week Two of Shared Decision Making (SDM) Month was extremely thought-provoking with insight about how and when shared decision making is appropriate along the care continuum. We heard about the need to empower women to be active participants in their maternity care decisions during Wednesday’s webinar and discussed the relationship between shared decision making and palliative care in Tuesday’s tweet chat. In addition, we heard from a powerhouse panel of leading health care experts about the role of shared decision making in maternity care, mental health, diagnosis and end of life care during Wednesday evening’s in-person panel.
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The main goal of the project was to determine how older adults weigh their experience with mental health treatment against provided outcome data about the effectiveness of psychotherapy among older adults.
This study will increase understanding of the role of SDM in improving outcomes for patients with depression and in reducing racial disparities in mental health care.