Shared decision making between registrars and patients - Web based decision aids

Thistlethwaite, J., Heal, C., Tie, R. N. and Evans, R. (2007) Shared decision making between registrars and patients - Web based decision aids. Australian Family Physician, 36 8: 670-672.

Author Thistlethwaite, J.
Heal, C.
Tie, R. N.
Evans, R.
Title Shared decision making between registrars and patients - Web based decision aids
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2007-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 8
Start page 670
End page 672
Total pages 3
Place of publication South Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Language eng
Formatted abstract
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests that doctors do not always involve patients in decisions; this may be due to lack of training. This study explores the feasibility of using web based decision aids (DAs) to improve the skills of general practice registrars in sharing decisions with patients.
METHOD: Interviews were conducted with registrars to explore their attitudes to shared decision making. Following an educational intervention, registrars were asked to adopt shared decision making within their consultations using DAs as appropriate. The registrars were interviewed again to explore their experiences and any barriers to the process.
RESULTS: Registrars had positive views about the shared decision making process but required more training. They had mixed opinions about the use of DAs and identified several barriers to their use. They felt that they had learned from the project and process without necessarily wanting to pursue the use of DAs as interactive tools, preferring to use them as educational resources.
Keyword General-Practice
Experiences
Care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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