Shared Decision Making in Maternity Care

Along with our partners at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, we are celebrating Shared Decision Making Month, and last week the spotlight was on maternity care. Maureen Corry was interviewed as part of a series on Shared Decision Making Along the Continuum of Care.

Shared decision making is a collaborative process that enables people to make the health care decisions that are right for them, in the context of their own lives. It draws on the expertise and knowledge of both the patient and provider. The care provider shares her medical expertise and provides evidence-based information about care options, and the patient shares her values, preferences, and concerns. Together they make a decision and carry it out The best health care decisions are made when patients and providers work together. – Maureen Corry

Read the rest of the interview here.

Then she moderated a webinar about maternity care shared decision making with Kim Gregory, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of Women’s Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Kate Chenok, Director at the Pacific Business Group on Health, and Kristen Oganowski, a mother, doula, and blogger at Birthing Beautiful Ideas. You can view the recorded webinar here or view the slide presentations below.

Maternity Care and Shared Decision Making: Improving Care for Mothers and Babies (Maureen Corry) from Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

Purchaser Perspectives on Shared Decision Making from Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

Maternity Care and Shared Decision Making: Improving Care for Mothers and Babies from Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

 

Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Consumers on Mon., Mar 18, 2013

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