Presentation - Using Shared Decision-Making to Empower Underserved Populations with Diabetes
Shared decision-making is a collaborative process that allows the patient and provider to make health care decisions together. Studies have shown that including patients in treatment decisions and building patient trust in providers can improve health outcomes. During this presentation, Dr. Monica Peek, Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and Dr. Linda Siminerio, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh explore the importance of shared decision-making and patient-provider communication for reaching underserved populations with diabetes. Dr. Siminerio introduces science supporting patient communication and shared decision-making, while Dr. Peek describes social and cultural barriers to shared decision-making for vulnerable populations. This presentation was held on March 2015.