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Webinar: Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision-Making

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On May 18, the G-I-N North America webinar series joined the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) webinar on "Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision-Making". The webinar discussed current barriers to implementing shared decision-making from both the patient and provider perspectives and strategies for overcoming these barriers. 

Shared decision-making occurs when a health care provider and a patient work together to make a health care decision that is best for the patient. A large body of research shows that implementation of shared decision-making in clinical practice increases patient satisfaction with their care, enhances patient understanding of their treatment options, and increases their involvement in decisions about their care. There is also emerging evidence that supporting people to share in decision-making can improve health outcomes and the extent to which patients adhere to their treatment. Yet shared decision-making has not been widely adopted in clinical practice. 

This webinar addressed: (1) barriers to shared decision-making from both the patient and provider perspectives; (2) strategies for overcoming these barriers in clinical practice; and (3) how identified barriers were considered during the development of the SHARE Approach to facilitate implementation of shared decision-making. 

A recording of the webinar will be posted as soon as it is made available by AHRQ

Webinar Slide Presentation: Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision-Making

  • May 18, 2015
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France Légaré, M.D.

Professor, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Department
Université Laval, Quebec

Mark Friedberg, M.D.
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND Corporation
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Alaina Fournier, Ph.D.


Rebecca Burkholder, J.D.
National Consumers League

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key barriers to shared decision-making from both the patient’s and provider’s perspective.
  1. Describe strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing shared decision-making.
  1. Describe AHRQ’s evidence-based initiative to promote shared decision-making via the SHARE Approach.
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