Are You Using Shared Decision-Making Aids?

October 16, 2020

Below is a list of resources to help you involve your patients in shared decision-making. The evidence-based aids provide information about treatment options, lifestyle changes and outcomes. They don’t replace your guidance but can help your conversations with your patients. The list is also on our website .

Why it’s important: When patients help make decisions about their health care, it can lead to better outcomes and quality of life.

Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center Learn more about third-party links

Cincinnati Children’s James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence Learn more about third-party links

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment for the School-Age Child
  • Diarrhea Treatment with Lactobacillus GG
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Hydroxyurea for Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Treatment for Children with Autism
  • Behavior Concerns in Young Children
  • Return of Genetic Test Results from Whole Exome Sequencing
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment
  • Fertility Preservation for Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Weight Loss for Adolescents

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Shared Decision Making Learn more about third-party links

Decision Support Toolkit for Primary Care Learn more about third-party links

The following steps help involve the patient in a primary care setting:

Decision Support Toolkit for Specialty Care 

  • Breast Cancer
    • Early Stage Breast Cancer Toolkit 
    • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Toolkit 
    • Breast Reconstruction Toolkit 
  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Toolkit 

Decision Support as a Clinical Skill Toolkit 

  • Part 1: The Ottawa Decision Support Tutorial  – Online tutorial to develop skills in providing decision support
  • Part 2: Workshop for Physicians and Workshop for Non-Physicians 

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own best medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the best course of treatment