Shared decision-making plays an integral role in improving peoples’ experience of care and their quality of life. It is an invitation for people receiving care to be actively engaged in an informed conversation and a collaborative process with their healthcare professional(s) to reach a joint decision about care. However, despite recommendations in several valvular heart disease clinical guidelines across the globe, too often, people living with heart valve disease are still not being optimally involved in conversations about their treatment options and preferences.
Global Heart Hub has published a new roadmap that provides patient organizations, patient advocates and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and guidance needed to make shared decision-making a reality for people living with heart valve disease.
The roadmap was created in collaboration with 19 multidisciplinary experts from around the world, including Heart Valve Voice Canada, heart valve disease patients and advocates, along with cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, researchers and nurses.
Read the new shared decision-making roadmap here.