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Shared Decision Making - Clinical Care Module

Activity Type:

  • Interactive Modules

Release Date: 12/17/2018

Expiration Date: 1/5/2020

  • CME: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the different types of decision-making
    • Establish which type of decision-making the patient prefers and recall that the physician should engage in whichever method the patient chooses
    • Describe the advantages of shared decision-making
    • List different tools and techniques that the physician can use to aid the patient in shared decision-making

CME Information

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.

Faculty Information

Unless otherwise noted, the faculty for this activity have nothing to disclose.

Fred A. Crawford Jr., MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest (stock), AbbVie, Baxter, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic

James R. Edgerton, MD, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, TX

COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, AtriCure

Robert W. Emery Jr., MD, St. Joseph Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

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