Shared decision aids

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1. Shared decision aids
  • These sources provide information on risks and benefits to support patients in having an informed conversation with their healthcare professional about treatment options.
  • Polypharmacy Manage Medicines 8  - highlights the risks and benefits of a variety of medicines. Explains what the medicine does, how likely it is to help with the condition and the risks of taking the medicine. Uses pictures to explain the risk for example:

    “In a group of 16 patients whose daily activities are

    severely restricted by heart failure, Carvedilol will prevent

    one person from this group (on average) from dying

    over a period of one year.”

2. Examples of shared decision aids
3. Workbook exercise (4)

Workbook Workbook Exercise

Workbook exercise (4): Consolidating your learning.

To consolidate your learning from this tools and techniques section, describe how you plan to use one of the health literacy tools or techniques in your own setting.

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