Informed-Shared Decision Making
The Capstone of Patient and Family-Centered Care
This book brings together philosophies about informed-shared decision making in self-understanding and in one’s situation and situated possibilities.
The author begins with conceptualizing patient and family-centered care but soon expands to focus on the process of informed-shared decision making, theorizes and contextualizes on many aspects of the decision making process.
Decision making in healthcare is a complex and often a challenging precinct in routine practice.
Despite remarkable evidence that shared decision making can reduce overuse of options not associated with benefits for all and its respect for patients and their family rights, it has not yet been widely adopted in routine practice.
This textbook succinctly presents essential information about how best to approach informed-shared decision making (ISDM) to safely and competently engage patients and their families in decision making.
Frank Kiwanuka received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Clarke International University and his Master’s of Intensive Care Nursing from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).
Chief Editor Afghanistan Journal of Health Sciences, Doctoral Candidate of Health Science, University of Eastern Finland.