SAN DIEGO—At the ACR/ARHP 2017 Annual Meeting Nov. 3–8, a session on how to promote shared decision making with patients highlighted the role of the multidisciplinary professional team. And perhaps just as importantly, it noted the importance of providers recognizing their own implicit biases, which can get in the way of shared decision making.
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Presenters from the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Department of Social Work Programs in New York City described a process of collaboration that allows patients and providers to make treatment decisions together as a dance, taking into account both best clinical evidence and patients’ values and preferences. “But sometimes patients are doing a different dance than we are,” said Jillian Rose, LCSW, assistant director for Community Engagement, Diversity and Research at the hospital.
“Look at the waltz of shared decision making as an opportunity for intervention. Start where the patient is. How can our patients play a greater role in their care?”| | | Next → | Single Page