Shared Decision Making (SDM) is a healthcare model in which patients and healthcare providers work together to make decisions regarding treatment options and long-term care plans. The provider is encouraged to take into consideration the patient’s preferences, history, and values when exploring treatment options. The SDM model promotes open dialogue and emphasizes empathy, which allows for a more trusting and sustainable patient-provider relationship and ultimately improves health outcomes for the patient.
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty members Nicole Lassiter, Amy Marowitz, Jane Houston and Megan Garland wrote an article published on DailyNurse.com, a nursing news site that features up-to-date, relevant articles written by well-respected members of the healthcare community. According to Daily Nurse’s website, “To address the growing challenges of new nurses, [we] provide a wide range of free articles on employment, educational opportunities, career choices, nursing life, and advice for nurses that span all specialties in nursing from education to research to clinical practice.”
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