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by Dr Robert
Chaplin and Dr Alan
Last updated: March 2021
How patient-centred is your care? Do you
involve your patients in decision-making in an open and
In this module we will outline the theory
of patient-centred care and define what qualifies
as shared decision-making. We will examine
the various ways in which decisions regarding medication can
be made, with a particular emphasis on patients diagnosed with
We will also look at research into what
patients want from psychiatrists, and investigate
whether psychiatrists' perceptions of their patient
care is similar or different to the perspectives of their
We hope that this module will enable you to
apply shared decision-making skills to your own practice
and improve your therapeutic relationships with
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