This Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes a Cochrane review of clinical trials evaluating patient decision aids designed to help patients understand their treatment options.
This Viewpoint discusses challenges to broader adoption of shared decision making in surgery despite early evidence suggesting that efforts to explain risks and benefits of treatment options, elicit patient values, and incorporate patient preferences into routine care improves surgical outcomes.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews Extremis, a 2016 short documentary streaming on Netflix, which addresses the challenges of end-of-life communication and decision-making in the ICU by following the work and patients of a critical and palliative care physician at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.
This Medical News feature looks at why an increasing number of women with breast cancer are choosing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, as well as approaches to improve the decision-making process for women considering their surgical options.
This Viewpoint argues that rapid expansion of programs that protect patients from unwanted resuscitation has outpaced the evidence supporting the programs and may compromise patient-centered decision making more broadly.
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses the challenges of end-of-life care and how innovations in health care delivery can change the decision-making and care process.
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