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How About Some Shared Decision Making on the Merits of Shared Decision Making? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 07 May 2012 9:37pm "Shared decision making" (SDM) is a good thing , right? Defined as " model of patient-centered care that enables and encourages people to play a role in the management of their own health " it's achieved a level of admiration only exceeded by the Cat Daddy  dance and owning Facebook stock.  Yet, while there's considerable research to suppo ... Read on »
Shared Decision Making and Patient Decision Aids by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 20 Mar 2013 10:52am My latest legal briefing for the The Journal of Clinical Ethics is out:  “Legal Briefing: Shared Decision Making and Patient Decision Aids."  It was a pleasure to write this with Melinda Hexum with whom I prepared the last legal briefing on POLST.  This is one of the most exciting, and soon-to-be revolutionary, developments in health law and bi ... Read on »
MolecularHealth–Decision Making Software for Oncology–FDA Will Evaluate Software To Determine If It Will Allow the A by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Mar 2012 3:22am MASE is the name of the software that has been under development for a few years and last month the company struck an agreement with the FDA to see if they can use the analytics with the decision making software to help predict safety issues that could arise from cancer drugs. It is software as a service that is marketed to all types of ... Read on »
Age Alone Does Not Determine Decision-Making Ability by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 Feb 2013 9:00am The MetLife Study of Decision-Making Potential, one of the first to investigate the connection between specific components of cognitive health and the continued ability to make logically consistent decisions, identified factors that may inhibit or increase the risk of poor decisions in the 50 to 79 age group.  Those in their 70s perf ... Read on »
How can Meditation help with Decision-making? by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 12:58pm In our everyday lives, especially in the workplace we are constantly being brought into situations that involve decision making. Be it from the simplicity on deciding who takes the children to school today, or to the intensity of making a critical business decision, it would be greatly valuable for everyone to learn techniques to make any decisio ... Read on »
Good Mood Improves Memory and Decision Making by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Apr 2013 9:00am Older adults can improve their decision making and working memory simply by improving their mood. Researchers found that easy mood-boosters -- like giving people a small bag of candy -- helped seniors do significantly better on tests of decision-making and working memory . ... Read on »
Dopamine levels in brain 'influence decision making' by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 7:00am BBC News Dopamine, a chemical with a key role in setting people's moods, could have a much wider-ranging impact on their everyday lives, research suggests. Dopamine is known to have a "reward" function in the brain Experiments show that altering levels of the chemical in the brain influen ... Read on »
Video Decision Support Tool for CPR Decision Making by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 10 Dec 2012 7:06pm In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that showing patients with advanced cancer a video of simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improved their understanding of the intervention and caused more patients to opt against CPR. The innovative Advance Care Planning Decisions video used in the ... Read on »
Shared Decision Making and Health Reform by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Mar 2010 3:48pm Tucked away in health reform's Patient Protection and Affordable C a re A ct is Section 3506 on the topic of 'shared decision making.' It's on page 1086 and establishes 'collaborative processes' that 'engage' patients and providers 'with trade-offs among treatment options' with the 'incorporation of patient preferences and values into the med ... Read on »
Decision making and cognitive psychology iii by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 6:16pm OK, I said yesterday that I’d discuss debiasing, and I didn’t - so I will today! Firstly, researchers have identified that ‘experts’ are typically over confident about their decisions. (Henrion & Fischhoff, 1986) One solution has been to ‘motivate’ clinicians to be accountable for their decisions, for example, by providing them wi ... Read on »