About Shared Decision Making
It is especially useful when there is no clear "best" treatment option.
The caregiver offers the patient information that will help him or her:
- Understand the likely outcomes of various options
- Think about what is personally important about the risks and benefits of each option
- Participate in decisions about medical care
The Center for Shared Decision Making at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is the first patient-focused facility of its kind in the United States.