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.
The theme of the third week (March 18-22) is “Shared Decision Making Policy Issues and Decision Quality” and we have a great lineup of events. This week we will also be hosting a special screening of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Shannon Brownlee, author and featured expert in the film, will be in attendance to answer questions. If you’re in Boston, we still have a few tickets available.
March may be halfway over, but there are still many opportunities to participate in SDM Month. We hope you’ll join us for some of the great activities happening next week!