Shared Decision Making (SDM)
Professional organizations have adopted a patient-centred care as the new professional mandate. The fundamental patient-pharmacist relationship in pharmaceutical care has been termed the ‘Shared decision making’ (SDM) process. Within such a relationship, the pharmacist and patient form a partnership for the purpose of achieving desired drug therapy goals. This relationship emphasizes the patients’ involvement in the management of their health and on decisions that are both shared by the pharmacist and the patient, and informed by best evidence. In children, the relationship should incorporate the pharmacist, child as well as the parent/carer.
Shared decision making is based on FOUR key features: 1) Establish partnership 2) Sharing of information 3) Treatment preferences and 4) Reaching an agreement. Currently, there is no clear data on information that should be included for SDM in pharmacy practice.
This study aims to identify the MOST relevant information that can be incorporated by pharmacists into the SDM in the local practice. Please note that this study does not test your knowledge but instead is aimed at producing a comprehensive SDM for pharmacist’s daily practice. Therefore, we would like your input on which information listed below you think would best suit your daily practice. This vignette survey consists of 4 parts. Please answer this as best as possible.
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