Doctors Are Now Inviting Patients To Help Design Their Own Medical Treatment – Huffington Post

Doctors are now proposing more than one option to cancer patients

CollaborationIt is a great step forward in collaborative thinking for the treatment of patients. Including patients opinion in the decision for their own treatment and quality of life will empower them and allow them to feel they have a voice which is heard.

In many hospitals around the world, oncologists and surgeons simply tell cancer patients what treatments they should have. But in the US, at UC San Francisco, under a formal process called “shared decision making,” doctors and patients are working together to make choices about care.

Each patient is unique and there is no single answer to treat them all with the same combination of drugs and therapies.

Huffington Post article    Collaborative thinking in healthcare

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