A patient’s active participation is a key factor in establishing a strong physician-patient relationship. This module discusses scenarios that will help cardiothoracic surgeons overcome misperceptions about shared decision-making and understand the importance of involving patients when making decisions about treatment options.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Unless otherwise noted, the faculty for this activity have nothing to disclose.
Fred A. Crawford Jr., MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
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James R. Edgerton, MD, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, TX
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Robert W. Emery Jr., MD, St. Joseph Hospital, Minneapolis, MN