The Promise of Shared Decision Making in Mental Health

ArticleinPsychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 34(1):7-13 · June 2010with29 Reads
DOI: 10.2975/34.1.2010.7.13 · Source: PubMed
Abstract
Shared decision making connotes a process, supported by specific information technologies, that reengineer how practitioners and people with diagnoses work together. The articles in this section of the journal provide just a glimpse of the activity underway to promote shared decision making in mental health. Nevertheless, they are important windows into the new world of possibilities regarding care planning, medication management and the use of information technology. Thus, in this paper we discuss the promise of shared decision making for advancing the field. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
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