Location of Repository

Shared decision making between registrars and patients : web based decision aids

By Jill Thistlethwaite, Clare Heal, Rod Nan Tie and Rebecca Evans

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

Topics: R1
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:456

Suggested articles

Preview

Citations

  1. (2000). A national medical education needs’ assessment of interns and the development of an intern education and training programme. Med Educ doi
  2. (1998). Basics of qualitative research. doi
  3. (2003). Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries. Health Aff doi
  4. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. doi
  5. Influence of the law on risk and informed consent. doi
  6. Informed shared decision making: views and competencies of pre-registration house officers in hospital and general practice. Education for Primary Care 2004;15:83–92. CORRESPONDENCE email: afp@racgp.org.au
  7. (2002). Making and sharing decisions about management with patients: the views and experiences of pre-registration house officers in general practice and hospital. Med Educ doi
  8. (1995). Patient centered medicine: transforming the clinical method. doi
  9. (2003). Provider-patient interaction in diabetes care: effects on patient self care and outcomes. Patient Educ Couns doi
  10. (2006). Shared decision making and decision aids: a literature review. Aust Fam Physician
  11. (1987). Stories of sickness.
  12. Towards a feasible model of shared decision making: focus group study with general practice registrars. doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.