Course Schedule: 21 May 2023, 09:00-12:30
Course Director: Marieke de Vries, Radboud University, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, The Netherlands
Additional Faculty: N/A
Course Level: Basic
Course Prerequisites: None
Duration: Half Day
Course Description and Objectives:
This course will provide participants with the fundamental components of shared decision making. Specifically, participants will learn the basics about shared decision making including why it is important, how it differs from other related clinical tools (e.g., motivational interviewing, evidence based medicine) and what shared decision making has been proven to do (and not do). We will also discuss how shared decision making occurs in practice, particularly how it can be improved in patient-physician discussions and how risk communication methods can improve decision making. We will briefly describe how other interventions, such as decision support interventions, can promote shared decision making. Additionally, we will discuss evaluation measures for evaluating decision quality and decision aids. Next, we will discuss implementation of shared decision making, particularly in terms of challenges from patients and clinicians perspectives. We will end by discussing future directions in research and clinical practice of shared decision making.
The short course objectives are:
- Understand the key concepts in shared decision making and patient decision aids
- Being able to distinguish shared decision making from related clinical tools
- Understand the state of the art in the current practice of shared decision making
- Familiarize yourself with examples of intervention to support shared decision making in clinical practice, such as patient decision aids
- Learning how to evaluate decision support interventions using standard internationally recognized criteria to evaluate those interventions
- Understand the main challenges of implementing shared decision making in practice from the perspectives of various stakeholders, including patients and clinicians
- Being able to contribute to discussing future directions in research and clinical practice of shared decision making.