Engaging older people in decisions about their healthcare: the case for shared decision making

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  2. Dr Joanne Lally
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Author(s)Lally J, Tullo E
Publication type Article
JournalReviews in Clinical Gerontology
Year2012
Volume22
Issue2
Pages99
ISSN (print)0959-2598
ISSN (electronic)1469-9036
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Shared decision making in clinical practice involves both the healthcare professional, an expert in the clinical condition and the patient who is an expert in what is important to them. A consultation involving shared decision making enables an examination of the options available, consideration of the risks and benefits whilst incorporating the values of the patient into the decision making process. A decision is aimed at, which is both clinically appropriate and is congruent with the patient's values.Older people have been shown to value involvement, to varying degrees, in decisions about their care and treatment. The case of atrial fibrillation shows the opportunities for, and benefits of, sharing with older people decision making about their healthcare.
PublisherCambridge University Press
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959259811000281
DOI10.1017/S0959259811000281
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