Shared Decision Making-Geriatrics and Extended Care

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Shared Decision Making (SDM) is a collaborative, patient-directed decision making process that helps Veterans, together with their family caregivers and health care team, set goals and priorities, and make choices that meet patient needs while honoring patient values and preferences. Shared Decision Making is an effective approach for making difficult decisions such as planning forĀ long term care.

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