Shared decision making

What is shared decision making?

  • Shared decision making ensures that you are supported to make decisions about your care that are right for you.
  • It involves a conversation between your doctor or nurse and you. 
  • Tests and treatments are chosen based on the healthcare professionals knowledge and expertise and your individual preferences, beliefs and values. 
  • The conversation should include a discussion about the risks and benefits of any treatment or test.
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What's next?

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Understand your treatment choices

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Compare your treatment options

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"…I was hugely impressed with the amount of information I was given, and also the chance to speak with both surgical and medical specialists regarding my options."

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