Shared decision making for healthcare providers

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'Shared decision making' – The MAGIC (making good decisions in collaboration) programme is testing an approach to embedding shared decision making in everyday practice.

Video: Shared Decision Making: An Interview with Mayo Clinic Professor of Medicine Victor Montori

Part 1: Professor Victor Montori shares the concept of shared decision-making and how it can improve care for patients.

(Institute for Healthcare Improvement - Open School, US, 2016)

Part 2: Professor Montori walks us through how to use some innovative tools with chronic care patients and shares a touching — and humorous — story about an elderly man.

(Institute for Healthcare Improvement - Open School, US, 2016)

Video: Shared decision making

In this 5 minute video, patients and professionals talk about what shared decision making is, what it means for them, and work the MAGIC team in Newcastle have been doing to support health professionals to put shared decision making into practice.

(The Health Foundation UK – The Magic Program, 2014)

Single session family consultation is a process for engaging and meeting with families/whānau with a goal of helping achieve good health.

Here are links to extra learnings:

Single Session Family Consultation - online one-day training(external link) Wharaurau, NZ
Single Session Family Consultation (SSFC)(external link) Ko Awatea Course, NZ

Video: WIHI w/ Dr. Victor Montori - Part 1/4: Why Is Minimally Disruptive Medicine Difficult to Implement?

'Dr. Montori talks about the need for a patient revolution and says “health care has to compete with life.” And “life” in the case of a patient can mean anything from not being able to afford medications, to not having the time to take them, to not being able to focus on one’s own health because of stresses at home or another family member’s health crisis.'

(Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2016)

For more information about shared decision making, visit our dedicated Self-management Support (SMS) Toolkit website(external link) for health providers and healthcare staff. 

Shared goals of care discussion(external link) Health Quality & Safety Commission, NZ, 2020

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