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Shared decision making in psychiatric medicines management

09 May 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

It is increasingly recognised that shared decision making should be routine in all areas of health care. However, although evidence of its effectiveness is emerging,...

Informed, involved and influential: three Is of shared decision making

10 December 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Collaboration between service users and mental health professionals is at the heart of values-based practice and shared decision making. However, there has been...

Child-parent shared decision making about asthma management

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aim To explore and describe child-parent shared decision making for the management of childhood asthma. Methods A qualitative, descriptive, interview-based study was...

Factors that contribute to the diversion of patients from long-term care

01 June 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This service evaluation aimed to identify the factors at an interim care unit that contributed to the diversion of patients from long-term care to care at home. A...

Giving patients information online

06 September 2011

Primary Health Care


Shared decision making means patients and health professionals working together to reach an informed decision about the most appropriate intervention or test. NHS...

Discussing risk with patients

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Nurses support patients to make decisions about risk on a regular basis. They aim to offer patients evidence regarding the choices available. However, it is...

Working in partnership with patients and carers

07 December 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Health policy and healthcare professional guidelines promote patient and carer involvement, which includes working in partnership with service users in all aspects...

Supporting patients in shared decision making in clinical practice

01 April 2015

Nursing Standard


This article defines shared decision making in patient care and describes the background to this philosophy. The shared decision making approach is part of a wider...

Patient-centred care: improving healthcare outcomes

23 September 2015

Nursing Standard


Patient-centred care is a model of care that respects the patient’s experience, values, needs and preferences in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of care. A...

Helping people with learning disabilities exercise their right to autonomy

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice


This article aims to give readers an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its role in supporting the right to autonomy of people who, because of their...