Join us for the upcoming Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series lecture with Karen Kelly-Blake

Shared Decision-Making: The Gold Standard in Patient-Centered Care, But is it Achievable?

Shared Decision-Making (SDM), with patients requires that clinicians communicate effectively with patients and help them review screening and treatment options to make an informed decision. Implementation of SDM in routine practice, however, has been challenging. Physician challenges to engaging in SDM include patient literacy, numeracy barriers, and patient cultural backgrounds that do not foster autonomous decision-making. Clinicians worry that adding deliberation over medical evidence may take extra time in the encounter, and that patients may not have the skills to evaluate their options. This suggests that improving SDM implementation may require increased provider SDM skills supported by increased training.

Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake will present results of a program that expands a previously tested and frequently presented workshop in patient-centered interviewing to engage primary care providers (PCP) in SDM using a Decision Aid that described choices between no treatment and active treatment for stable coronary artery disease (CAD).

Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and Research Associate in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU. Her research interests include health services research, medical shared decision-making, physician training, and medical school curriculum development. Dr. Kelly-Blake was recently awarded the National Cancer Institute’s Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research to conduct research on the use and acceptability of information technology (IT) to improve clinician-patient communication about colorectal cancer screening options.

Join us for Dr. Kelly-Blake’s lecture on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from noon till 1 pm in person or online:

In person: The lecture will take place in East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus, in the Patenge Room (C102). Directions. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Online: Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

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