The current structure and content of informed consent routinely fails to generate a treatment plan that is deliberately aligned with patient preferences because this conversation is dominated by explanations of disease and treatment, lacks focus on outcomes and trade-offs, and fails to situate the proposed treatment within the larger context of the patient’s overall health. The research team aims to develop a framework for surgeon-patient communication to better support patient autonomy in decision-making.
What We Talk about When We Talk about Surgery: Redesigning the Conceptual Framework for Preoperative Communication about Surgical Intervention
University of Wisconsin
Nathan D Baggett et al., Surgeon Use of Shared Decision-making for Older Adults Considering Major Surgery: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA Surgery, May 2022Read more