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date: 25 October 2020

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The purpose of this chapter is to explore the nature and significance of patient partnerships and participation. It begins by providing an overview of the historical context and development of patient partnerships, and explains some of the approaches to patient participation such as patient centeredness. A discussion of different approaches to medical decision making follows, with a particular focus on shared decision making, a gold standard approach to partnering with patients. It then explores patient and provider perspectives toward patient involvement. This chapter discusses the relationship between patient involvement and patient outcomes. Then, it focuses on interventions to improve patient partnerships such as communication-skills training and decision aids. A discussion of the barriers to patient involvement follows, before detailing some of the past and current implementation initiatives designed to increase patient partnerships.

Keywords: shared decision making, patient centered, patient involvement, partnering, collaborative care

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