“In the clinical encounter, you are often facing the question: yes, damn it, what do we do now? And we just want shared decision-making, we want informed patients. And there … there will be patients who want to make this decision in an informed manner, and then decision aids in the guideline are totally helpful. Especially for me as a doctor.“
“I felt my greatest achievement was my involvement in the development of the patient decision aids for the guideline to help women make an informed choice about their treatment/care.“ – Patient/public member of a NICE guideline development group
This chapter provides a rationale for harmonising guidelines with shared decision making (SDM) and discusses strategies for fostering SDM through guidelines. It does not discuss the concept of SDM, the underlying evidence or the different types of decision aids in use, nor does it provide evidence on their effects and how these can be measured. Information on these topics can be found elsewhere, for example National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2021a) and Stacey et al. (2017). Instead, this chapter focuses on the guideline developer’s perspective and aims to provide practical support that is mostly based on experience from various guideline development processes.
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