Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joanne Lally,
Dr Ellen Tullo
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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.
Author(s): Lally J, Tullo E
Publication type: Article
Journal: Reviews in Clinical Gerontology
Print publication date: 26/01/2012
ISSN (print): 0959-2598
ISSN (electronic): 1469-9036
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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