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[Recording] A Panel Discussion: Shared Decision Making Along the Continuum of Care

Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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SDM Month Theme Week: Shared Decision Making Along the Continuum of Care

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Registrants will receive the password-protected link to the panel discussion when it is released at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 14th.

Shared decision making is a collaborative process between patients and providers that honors the provider's expert knowledge and the patient's right to be fully informed of all care options, and the possible harms and benefits. Shared decision making has the potential to increase patient satisfaction, strengthen the relationship between patient and provider, and lower health care costs.

Panelists will explore the value of shared decision making and how patients and providers can successfully engage in the process when it comes to medical decisions related to diagnosis, mental health, maternity care and end of life.


Gary Schwitzer

Gary Schwitzer

Gary has specialized in health care journalism in his more than 30-year career in radio, television, interactive multimedia and the Internet. He is publisher of the website, leading a team of more than two dozen people who grade daily health news reporting by major U.S. news organizations. Previously, Gary was a tenured professor on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, teaching health journalism and media ethics. Prior to that, he was the founding Editor-In-Chief of the consumer health website. Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyschwitzer.


Molly Beinfeld, MPH

Molly T. Beinfeld, MPH

Molly is the director of independent production at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation where she synthesizes and translates clinical research into evidence-based materials for patients so they may make better informed decisions about their health. Currently Molly is leading the Foundation's multi-year maternity initiative in collaboration with Childbirth Connection. Before joining the Foundation, Molly worked as an analyst for the Boston Public Health Commission and as a research scientist at the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds a BA in psychology and biology from Cornell University and an MPH from Boston University.

Patricia Deegan, PhD

Patricia Deegan, PhD

Patricia is a principal with Pat Deegan & Associations, LLC. She is a thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health recovery. Pat is the creator of and the CommonGround web application to support person centered care and shared decision making in the psychiatric consultation. Pat is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. She is an adjunct professor at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine and at Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University. Follow Pat on Twitter: @patdeegan.

Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH

Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH

Angelo is faculty member in the General Medicine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on empirical and philosophical analyses of contemporary ethical issues in medicine. His interests include medical decision-making, video decision aids, health literacy, Alzheimer's disease, health inequalities, and theoretical frameworks for medical ethics. His research is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association and the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc

Leana is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and a former Rhodes Scholar. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother's long battle with cancer, Leana is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. She has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, ABC News, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The New York Times, Washington Post, Women's Health and the award-winning HBO documentary Reporter. Leana speaks regularly across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia and Africa on simple yet effective ways for patients to take control of their health and her new book: When Doctor's Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Tests. Follow her on Twitter: @DrLeanaWen.

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