Explore the latest in shared decision making and communication, including recent advances in patient decision and risk communication tools.
This survey study assesses patient attitudes and preferences about cessation of low-value colorectal cancer screening and their overall comfort using age, life expectancy calculators, and colorectal cancer risk calculators in helping make individualized screening decisions.
This Viewpoint reviews the benefits and risks of risk-reducing mastectomy in otherwise healthy women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations to inform discussions about the proceeding with or foregoing the procedure, and it calls for continued research to understand how to better individualize risk and prevent disease nonsurgically.
This article describes the benefits of maintaining a long-term physician-patient relationship rather than the trend toward more temporary relationships.
This survey study evaluates adult patients’ frequency of and reasons for withholding information from health care professionals that may affect diagnoses and therapy.
This Viewpoint discusses the changing role of physicians in an era when patients are self-educated about their conditions and can order tests online, evolving from physician paternalism to a role of patient consultant, procedural expert, and gatekeeper to second-line follow-up services.
This Viewpoint discusses the spread of scientific misinformation through social media, and countermeasures scientists and institutions can use to monitor and respond to it.
This essay discusses the use of “I” statements in communicating a prognosis to patients.
This survey study examines the association between delayed or foregone preventive and nonpreventive health care service use and the level of understanding of health insurance coverage among US adults.
This randomized survey study explores how communication tools and presentation formats influence the perception of the severity of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk as well as the potential willingness to take medication therapy among patients in the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management Registry.
This pre-post study examines whether reducing the quantity of computers on wheels enhances communication patterns during multidisciplinary rounds in the surgical intensive care unit.
This analysis assesses the quality of shared decision making between clinicians and patients eligible for lung cancer screening regarding the initiation of lung cancer screening in clinical practice.
This randomized clinical trial tests the effect of consultation with a lay health worker on documentation of goals of care and health care use, costs, and satisfaction among patients with advanced-stage or recurrent cancer at a Veterans Affairs medical center.
This article explores the importance of goals of care discussions between clinicians and patients before setting a do-not-resuscitate order or administering CPR.
This study examines the concerns of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer regarding nasal reconstruction after Mohs surgery to develop an intervention to improve the shared decision-making process of patients and practitioners.
This cluster randomized trial compares the effect of the Head Computed Tomography Choice decision aid with usual care in parents of children with minor head trauma at intermediate risk for clinically important traumatic brain injuries who are treated in emergency departments.
This Viewpoint describes decision-support tools for surgeons and patients and recommends a strategy for shared decision making between surgeons and patients.
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