Shared Decision Making: Literature

On this page we provide you with links to open source articles that we have found helpful to understand shared decision making and how it can be implemented. The links and content of each category will be regularly updated as new resources are identified.

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Effectiveness of decision aids

Shared decision making with culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Literacy and shared decision making

  • Kirsten McCaffery et al., 2010. The challenge of shared decision making among patients with lower literacy: a framework for research and development. Medical Decision Making. Access here:
  • Danielle Muscat et al., 2016. Can adults with low literacy understand shared decision making questions? A qualitative investigation. Patient Education and Counseling. Access here

Measuring effectiveness

  • Karen Sepucha et al., 2013. Establishing the effectiveness of patient decision aids: key constructs and measurement instruments. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Access here:

Communicating with consumers

Shared decision making and policy