Designing for Shared Decision Making
01 Feb 2016
Among a Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Patient & Their Physician
Today the emphasis is on patients taking a more active role and being more involved in the decision making. Shared Decision Making (SDM) is considered best practice as research shows that this leads to patient satisfaction and improvement in health outcomes. To make the best decision that fits the individual patient, the physician and FH patient need each other. They need to exchange relevant information and come to a shared point of view. However, current forms of communication do not give the patient the opportunity to become an equal partner.