Advancing Patient Center Care through Shared Decision Making

Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research unit at Mayo Clinic, is interested in how clinical knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes. He serves as Director of Community Engagement and of Late Stage Translational Research for the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Dr. Montori’s research focus includes, evidence-based clinical practice, shared decision-making, and minimally disruptive medicine. He is the author of a new book, ‘Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.’

In his Saturday, April 13th, closing keynote entitled Advancing Patient Center Care through Shared Decision Making, Dr. Montori will discuss how patients with chronic conditions are often exposed to poorly coordinated health care that pursues goals that may differ from those of the patient resulting in lower quality outcomes than expected. You will learn how shared decision-making enables patients and clinicians to share the best available research evidence and make decisions that better reflect the patient’s values and preferences. Minimally disruptive medicine focuses on pursuing the patient’s goals (preventing premature death, feeling better, and living without hindrance from complications of disease or treatment) while reducing the treatment burden. Together, these approaches offer hope of patient-centered care to the most vulnerable (and expensive) patients and help better translate research evidence into practice.

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