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Shared Decision Making

Shared decision making is the process by which health care providers and patients work together to make the best decision for the patient. It balances evidence-based practice, provider knowledge, and patient wishes to optimize treatment and quality of life.  


NIKKD's Talking with Your Patients about Kidney Disease
National Quality Forum's Supporting Shared Decision Making for Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease
National Learning Consortium's Fact Sheet on Shared Decision Making
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) SHARE Approach Essential Steps of Shared Decisionmaking: Quick Reference Guide
Renal Physicians Association's Shared Decision-Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis: Clinical Practice Guideline
Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center
Ottawa Personal Decision Guide and Ottawa Personal Decision Guide for Two
Empowered Patient Coalition's Decision Support Tool
QIRN5's Supportive Care web page
Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients