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Shared decision making: a need for honesty?

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In this analysis we challenge the conceptual honesty of ‘shared decision-making’, arguing that whilst it is held up as an ideal decision-making standard, it is used too often to describe (and justify) decision-making practices that are not shared at all. This is problematic because if the legitimacy of a decision relies on it being ‘shared’, but it is not in fact shared, the decision loses legitimacy, or is falsely legitimised by the appearance of being shared. We argue that the realities of...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (Other)

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10.3399/bjgp18x696557

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4163-4873
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
671
Pages:
292-293
Publication date:
2018-05-31
Acceptance date:
2018-05-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pubs id:
pubs:857617
URN:
uri:4217af7a-1427-48f1-863e-5a1899aa7494
UUID:
uuid:4217af7a-1427-48f1-863e-5a1899aa7494
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pubs:857617
Language:
English
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