Medical | Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, FRCGP, PhD | July 18, 2018
Shared decision making requires that clinicians break down complex processes into simple steps to help patients understand their options. Read this blog post by Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, FRCGP, PhD from Dartmouth College and founder of Option Grid.
Whether or not it is true that some cultures don’t have words for amounts greater than three, or, more likely, do not feel the need to overcomplicate things, the concept of three is a helpful memory hook.
And so it is for remembering how to accomplish shared decision making with patients. The three-talk model of shared decision making is a simplified form of a more complex, conceptual framework called collaborative deliberation. It was made simpler because we all need to break down complex processes into simpler steps when we are learning something new. As we become more accomplished, we add nuances, spins, whistles and bells. But first, we need the basics.
The three-talk model of shared decision making is a simplified form of a more complex conceptual framework called collaborative deliberation.
Team, option and decision talk. The three-talk model of shared decision making.
Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, FRCGP, PhD is a physician-researcher, Professor and Senior Scientist at The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College.
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