The Eisenberg Center convenes scientific meetings for the discussion of state-of-the-art concepts in communication and medical decisionmaking. Experts in health communication, health literacy, shared decisionmaking, and related fields come together to produce high quality, scholarly white papers (and stakeholder commentaries) that offer insight into how state-of-the-art advances in medical science can be transformed into state-of-the-art clinical decisionmaking and improved health communication.
This conference took place on September 13, 2011, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Presenters and discussants explored the theory-based and practical approaches to patient-provider communication in order to offer the EHC Program guidance on developing resources and tools that support decisionmaking by patients and their health care providers.
- Communicating (Im)Precision and Uncertainty In Clinical Evidence
- Eliciting Patients’ Values and Preferences in Decision Making
- Supporting Shared Decisions When Clinical Evidence Is Low
The papers presented at the conference were published in Medical Care Research and Review.
Smith QW, Street RL Jr, Volk RJ, et al. Differing levels of clinical evidence: exploring communication challenges in shared decision making. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):3S-13S. PMID: 23223330.
Zikmund-Fisher BJ. The right tool is what they need, not what we have: a taxonomy of appropriate levels of precision in patient risk communication. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):37S-49S. PMID: 22955699.