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Shared Decision Making resource centre: animated short

Posted on 2nd April 2013 by

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patient and doctors doing some shared decision making

This short animation likens medical shared decision making to making important everyday decision making. It shows that just as we do our research and weigh our options while deciding on important social aspects, similarly making a medical decision involves the health team and the patient taking into account the options available, the consequences and the patient’s needs and values.

Student Opinion:

This is a simple yet effective tool that aptly depicts the main elements and concerns of medical shared decision making and can be well understood by the general public. I’d score it 4 out of 5.


Anon. Shared decision making animated short {Internet, video]. Youtube, Informed Medical Decisions; 16 March 2011 [cited 2 April 2013]. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XPm5iEDEI8Y


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