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Supporting patients in shared decision making in clinical practice

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module defines shared decision-making in patient care and explores how this approach can promote patient-centred, individualised care. It also considers how shared decision-making can increase informed patient involvement in how care is provided. The module offers principles and practical guidance, as well as information on sharing expertise, agenda setting, assessing risks and benefits, setting goals, and support and follow up.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Claire Madsen, Consultant physiotherapist and deputy clinical director, Bristol Community Health, Bristol, England.
Aileen Fraser, Clinical director, Bristol Community Health, Bristol, England.


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