Sharing Health Decisions

Decision sharing is an important evolution from informed consent in clinical ethics practice. Patients do not always comprehend their diagnoses or treatments, clinicians can define successful outcomes differently than patients, and patients sometimes don’t have enough information to set priorities and choose wisely. So, what exactly should be shared between clinicians and patients in shared decision making? This issue investigates key clinical and ethical features of this question. 

Volume 22, Number 5: E347-464 Full Issue PDF