Patient involvement and shared decision-making (SDM) are gaining increasing attention in healthcare. Patient organisations, healthcare providers, health insurance companies and health authorities are demanding a more active role for patients.
The transfer of shared decision-making in daily practice of health care is the target set by the "4th International Shared Decision Making Conference.
Training of health professionals, education programs for patients and the development of patient decision aids are main areas of interest. In addition, work on theoretical aspects of SDM, criteria for assessment and evaluation methods are documented.
2007, 256 pages, ISBN 978-3-89967-377-7, Price: 20,- Euro