University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
This educational video module is on shared decision making with older adults. By the end of this module you should be able to work effectively as a member or leader of a health care team that practices shared decision making with older patients and families. You will learn to incorporate their cultural background, health literacy, desired level of participation, preferences, and goals of care.
The module focuses on the special issues in engaging in shared decision making with older patients, including those with cognitive impairment. Concrete behaviors are discussed that can be engaged in to help shared decision making happen.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Define patient-centered care & shared decision making, and know what a shared care plan is.
- Describe the sorts of verbal and nonverbal behaviors that contribute to effective patient-centered care.
- Incorporate patients' cultural background, health literacy, desired level of participation, preferences and goals of care.
- Discuss the benefits to health care providers and patients who engage in this style of communication.