Two Decades of Shared Decision Making in Mental Health: Achievements, Challenges, and Path Forward

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Nov 30th, 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Person-centered care (PCC) has become a fundamental aspect of modern mental health care, emphasizing the importance of tailoring treatment and support to individual needs and preferences. The field of psychiatry often faces high rates of disengagement from psychiatric services and treatment, particularly among individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), highlighting a critical need for improvement in PCC. This webinar is dedicated to exploring the role of Shared Decision Making (SDM) as a powerful tool to enhance person-centered care in psychiatric settings. SDM is a health communication model that focuses on fostering collaborative interactions and effective communication between clinicians and individuals with lived experience of SMI, and sometimes their family members. The primary objective of SDM is to involve individuals with SMI in decisions related to their treatment and recovery processes, ensuring that their preferences, values, and goals are considered. In this webinar, Dr. Zisman-Ilani will provide background on SDM, and review the challenges, achievements, and opportunities related to SDM in mental health. 

Nov 30th, 2023
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