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[PODCAST] Episode 23: Shared Decision-Making

October 27, 2020

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Shared decision-making occurs when patients collaborate with their care teams to agree on a health decision that involves multiple treatment options. When patients actively participate in the decision-making process, they are more satisfied with their care and are more likely to follow their treatment plans. However, that process isn’t easy—effective and compassionate communication requires strategic thinking.

On this episode of CANCER BUZZ, learn about effective tools to understand a patient’s values, preferences, goals, and priorities. Discover strategies to help your patients ask important questions and make tough decisions.


  • Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON- ONN-CG, University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer; Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+)
  • Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief Quality Officer, Cancer Services, Mount Sinai Health System, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
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