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Eisenberg Center Conference Series 2013

Preparing and Engaging Patients in the Use of Evidence in Shared Decision Making

This conference took place on September 12, 2013, in Rockville, Maryland. The conference format had three topic-oriented sessions followed by group discussions to review research, and identify gaps that might be addressed in future study. The specific objectives of the conference were to: 1) review the state of the science around selected questions of importance to engaging patients in the use of evidence in shared decision making; 2) identify gaps in the research between what is known and what is needed to understand regarding the proposed conference theme; and 3) articulate the practical implications of why closing each of these gaps will advance the science and implementation of informed/shared decision making.

Learn more about the presenters by viewing their biosketches.

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How Patients Process Clinical Evidence on Diagnostic and Treatment Effectiveness


Patients, Providers and Systems Needed to Acquire a Specific Set of Competencies

Eric S. Holmboe, M.D.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Implications for Decision Quality under Different Mechanisms for Cognitive Processing of Information

Valerie F. Reyna, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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Evidence-based Strategies for Communicating with Patients and Consumers

Ellen M. Peters, Ph.D
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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Strategies for Engaging Patients in Shared Decision Making


Tools for Shared Decision-Making: State of the Science and Research Needs

Dawn Stacey, R.N., Ph.D., Con(C)
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Communicatively Engaging Patients in Evidence Analysis Using Shared Decision Making

Donald J. Cegala, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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The Use of Narrative for Understanding Evidence and Decision Making

Victoria A. Shaffer, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

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Perspectives on Quality Decisions in Shared Decision Making


The Components of a Quality Decision

Karen R. Sepucha, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

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Are Decisions “Shared” When There is Little “Sharing”?

George W. Saba, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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