What is Shared Decision Making?

Shared Decision Making is the process whereby health professionals and patients collaborate on medical decision-making with a more structured process that considers both the best evidence and patient values.

Supported by a Decision Coach outside of the traditional circle of care, the process helps:

  • Both people receiving and delivering care understand what's important to the other person.
  • People feel supported and empowered to make informed choices and reach a shared decision about care.  
  • Health and social care professionals tailor the care or treatment to the needs of the individual.
SDM clinic imagery


To learn more about the Shared Decision Making program, please watch the video below: 

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Click here to download the Shared Decision Making video transcript.