Shared decision making and breast cancer: Rhetoric or reality?

Neda Baniamer, Sally J E Sargeant, Sankar Narayanan

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The paper reports on a retrospective interview study examining the experiences of shared decision making (SDM) of breast cancer patients. It is part of a larger PhD study which investigates this phenomenon
retrospectively and prospectively. Despite SDM being a major policy inclusion to facilitate patient choice and control within the National Health Service (NHS), many unresolved enquiries remain, such as what SDM means to patients, how the concept is communicated to them, and how they experience it over time. More specifically, there is little information on how patients encounter SDM during treatment for potentially life threatening The paper reports on a retrospective interview study examining
the experiences of shared decision making (SDM) of breast cancer patients. It
is part of a larger PhD study which investigates this phenomenon
retrospectively and prospectively. Despite SDM being a major policy
inclusion to facilitate patient choice and control within the National Health
Service (NHS), many unresolved enquiries remain, such as what SDM means
to patients, how the concept is communicated to them, and how they
experience it over time. More specifically, there is little information on how
patients encounter SDM during treatment for potentially life threatening.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish Psychological Society 2012 Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Annual Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

Conference

ConferenceBritish Psychological Society 2012 Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleQualitative Methods in Psychology Section
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period18/04/1220/04/12

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Baniamer, N., Sargeant, S. J. E., & Narayanan, S. (2012). Shared decision making and breast cancer: Rhetoric or reality?. Abstract from British Psychological Society 2012 Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Annual Conference, United Kingdom.