Shared decision making has become a health care buzz word in recent years, gaining increasing amounts of attention from patients and providers, policy makers, researchers and health system administrators. But what exactly is shared decision making? It is a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together, taking into account the best scientific evidence available, as well as the patient’s values and preferences.
Now you might say that’s a pretty broad definition…so what does shared decision making actually look like? We want you to show us! Throughout SDM Month we want you to send us photos and videos that answer that very question. Be creative and have some fun! If you have actual footage of a shared decision making conversation between a real patient and provider that you can share, we’d love to see that too! We will be putting together a wonderful crowd-sourced video montage for our digital freebie on March 27 under the SDM Month weekly theme of “Shared Decision Making in Action”. We hope you will contribute to this project and help illustrate what shared decision making looks like.
You can send your photo or video submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via a free file sharing site (ex: Dropbox, Hightail).