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Caring with Shared Decision Making

Victor M. Montori Caring with Shared Decision Making


The Shared Decision Making topic discusses what SDM is, how it could be practiced, the tools available to do so, and the potential benefits of implementing SDM. Our work in this area is here:


Objectives for this talk:

  1. To understand the role of shared decision making in the translation of evidence-based medicine into patient-centered care.

  2. To demonstrate the use of shared decision-making tools, validated in randomized trials, and how they can support patient-centered care.

  3. To review the literature on what can be expected from implementing a program of SDM in practice.


Bio: Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with the most cited papers in clinical medicine and in social science worldwide in the last decade. He is a Senior Advisor in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research of the US Government. He also serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of the BMJ, and as Director of Late Stage Translational Research at the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making, and a developer of the concept of minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is the author of the book Why We Revolt – a Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care. 

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