The decision making process between a team of specialist, medical, para-medical professionals, the patient and family is a very delicate and complex process. The quality of this shared or joint decision making process will have a profound effect on Patient Value both in terms of outcomes, costs and organizational efforts.
Many dilemma’s surround this theme as well as many “popular” misconceptions. For the next couple of years, were teams of doctors will work better together, diagnostics and treatment plans become more personalized and more patient relevant outcome measures and for patients accessible information comes available, the relevance will increase rapidly.
To share the international research, experiences, ways of working and ethical questions involved which are directly related to oath make this a theme that will develop over time. It requires different disciplines working together from psychology, sociology, to patient decision making and communication/decision making insights under uncertainty, stress and incomplete information.