Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 June 2009

432 Pages | 38 b/w line drawings, & 5 b/w photographs

ISBN: 9780199546275

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Shared decision-making in health care

Achieving evidence-based patient choice

Second Edition

Edited by Adrian Edwards and Glyn Elwyn

  • Practical case studies from actual health care practice, covering both general and specific conditions, offer tangible examples for both patients and doctors
  • Practical discussion for clinicians covering skills, competences, teaching, and training exemplifies the practical and specific ways of adopting the ethos and acquiring skills for clinicians, including also working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Theoretical perspectives from several social science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, ethics, and economics, analyse the strengths and weaknesses underlying this approach to health care
  • Shows areas where application is growing in new / increasingly important policy areas, such as informed choice and consent, health literacy, and the 'expert patient programmes'
  • Documents the current situation and likely future developments, to help plan and deliver policy initiatives
  • The first edition of this book was highly commended in the Primary Care category of the BMA Book Awards 2002

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