This highly-acclaimed continuing education session on shared decision making was the closing keynote for PCNA’s 2019 Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Dr. Victor Montori engages the audience in a reflective discussion regarding patient-centered care and the importance of the clinician-patient relationship.
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 this shared decision making continuing education course, 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.
- Define shared decision making as a process and its contribution to providing patient centered care.
- List examples of shared decision-making tools and how they are used in clinical practice with a focus on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.
Victor Montori, MD