In a blog for anyone making health decisions, Sarah Chapman looks at some key things that can help you make a choice that feels right for you. Included here are links to good resources.
Tag: shared decision-making
Glioblastoma: honest conversations for shared decision-making
Peter Buckle, a patient advocate whose wife died of glioblastoma, and Professor Scott Murray, GP and palliative care innovator, call for honest communication between health professionals and people with glioblastoma and their families, enabling shared decision-making and planning, with a focus on quality of life. They give sources of information and support for patients and families, and practical suggestions for clinicians.
Tube feeding for people with severe dementia: making decisions
Charlotte Squires, a trainee doctor in older adult care, reflects on issues with eating for people with severe dementia and options for supporting them, including the latest evidence on tube feeding. Sarah Chapman and friend Sue share experience from supporting their mums with dementia.
Diagnosing and treating brain tumours: reflections on the latest Cochrane evidence
In this blog for people living with a brain tumour, healthcare practitioners and anyone with an interest in brain tumours, Helen Bulbeck, Cochrane consumer representative and director of policy and services for brainstrust, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on brain tumours and reflects on what this special collection means for the brain tumour community and why collaboration has been key to the success of this work.
Prostate cancer: “To treat, or not to treat?”
In this blog for people making treatment decisions about prostate cancer, surgeons Francisco Lopez, Freddie Hamdy and Alastair Lamb explore the evidence, weigh up the benefits and harms, and suggest some questions that you may wish to discuss with your clinician.
Traumatic brain injury: is decompressive surgery worth the risks?
A blog on the latest Cochrane evidence on the benefits and risks of a surgical treatment for traumatic brain injury.
Speaking with your healthcare provider about treatment decisions: Q&A with a former GP
In this question & answer session, Lynda Ware a former GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, talks about Cochrane, Evidence-Based Medicine and speaking with your healthcare provider about treatment decisions.
Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice: #CochraneForAll interview with Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Marita Sporstol Fønhus
Transcript of a podcast interview conducted by André Tomlin with Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Marita Sporstol Fønhus, two Norwegian Cochrane review authors, who talk about their recent systematic review, “Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice”. Recorded at the Cochrane Colloquium, 2018
Shared Decision Making: essential but hard to measure
Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on shared decision making
My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point.
Informed decision-making: “we can” doesn’t mean “we should”
Sarah Chapman and Kit Byatt reflect on their discussion about helping an elderly relative decide whether a test and a treatment offered were in her best interests.
Living and dying well after stroke
Scott Murray and Marilyn Kendall talk about evidence from in-depth interviews, which could guide provision of person-centred care after major stroke and support people in living and dying well.