Shared Decision Making is a patient-centered process that engages patients, their caregivers or other support persons, their social worker and health care team in collaborative decision making. Shared Decision Making works best with decisions, like long term care, that are preference sensitive – meaning that the patient's values and opinions affect care decisions.
Shared Decision Making is designed to increase:
- Patient knowledge
- Patient involvement in decision-making
- Consistency between decisions and patient values
Learn more about Shared Decision Making for Long Term Care.
Find out about clinician training in Long Term Care Shared Decision Making.