Developing a conversation aid to support shared decision making: reflections on designing anticoagulation choice [review] Review uri icon
  • Patient-centered care requires that treatments respond to the problematic situation of each patient in a manner that makes intellectual, emotional, and practical sense, an achievement that requires shared decision making (SDM). To implement SDM in practice, tools-sometimes called conversation aids or decision aids-are prepared by collating, curating, and presenting high-quality, comprehensive, and up-to-date evidence. Yet, the literature offers limited guidance for how to make evidence support SDM. Herein, we describe our approach and the challenges encountered during the development of Anticoagulation Choice, a conversation aid to help patients with atrial fibrillation and their clinicians jointly consider the risk of thromboembolic stroke and decide whether and how to respond to this risk with anticoagulation.

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    publication date
  • 2019
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  • Decision Making
  • Drugs and Drug Therapy
  • Health Education
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke
  • Additional Document Info
  • 94
  • issue
  • 4