It is now widely accepted that Shared Decision Making (SDM) between patients and clinicians should be embedded throughout healthcare services. Shared Decision Making can be thought of as drawing on three elements: evidence, clinician experience and patient preferences. Cochrane has identified key users of its evidence, and this includes consumers (those seeking healthcare, their families, and carers) and the public, and practitioners of healthcare.
This workshop explores how Cochrane produces a range of evidence for the public and healthcare professionals from Cochrane Reviews, to Evidently Cochrane blogs, podcasts etc.; how Cochrane evidence, and other information, can be used by consumers and the public when making treatment decisions with health care professionals; whether there is a difference between the ideal of SDM and the reality, and what can be done to bridge the gap.
This is a one-hour engaging, interactive session, co-produced with consumers, and ending with a Q&A involving representatives of all stakeholders in the business of production of trusted evidence, for informed decisions and better health.
This session was recorded during the 'Virtually Cochrane' conference, hosted by Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland, 20-22nd April 2021.