Shared Decision Making in Immigrant Patients

Claudia C Dobler, Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, Michael R Gionfriddo, Juan Pablo Brito

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Communication is at the core of shared decision making, and communication difficulties are therefore barriers to using shared decision making in clinical practice. In clinical encounters with immigrant patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, a number of communication challenges arise, which can be obstacles to the implementation of shared decision making. Here, we discuss some of these challenges, possible solutions and research required to address identified knowledge gaps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1461
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


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