Shared decision making
PRSB has now developed a draft standard based on smaller scale consultation and testing with role plays in phase 1 of the project with people who use services, carers and professionals.
The consultation process
A working group was established to discuss the contents of the draft standard, so that information about care and treatment options including benefits and risks can be discussed, questions addressed and decisions recorded.
We conducted a series of tests to determine how the standard might work in practice with a series of simulated patient-doctors decision-making discussions conducted online. The purpose of this exercise was to simulate various shared decision-making discussions using different examples in healthcare and test whether the standard captures the right information to record from the shared decision-making process and areas where it could be improved.
The next stage of consultation will include pilot testing and wider consultation to reach a Version 1 standard.