VIDEO: Making Decisions With, Not for, Patients

Dr Victor Montori (@vmontori) is a leader in the area of shared decision-making (SDM) and minimally disruptive medicine.

In this interview by his colleague, Advanced Cardiology Fellow, Dr Selma F Mohammed, Dr Montori highlights what shared decision-making is, why it is important, whether patients want it, and how to do it.

The video is a great introduction to the idea, and could be a wonderful teaching tool for medical students or clinicians in practice.

Montori holds our feet to the fire:

It all starts by caring enough to engage the patient in the decision-making. Many people argue that
     'We don't have time for this in the consultation. I'd rather just tell people what I think is best for           them and then they can decide whether they want it or not.'
Well, that's not very caring. This might be efficient, but it does not reflect the best that we can offer.

This guy is my hero!

Watch the video:  Making Decisions With Not for, Patients

If you like the idea of the shared decision-making tools they mentioned, check out the Less is More Medicine's collection of different ones in the Hands-On Tools section.

Source: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844541