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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

New publication by Jürg Streuli and Eva Bergsträsser

'Shared Decision-Making' in der Kinder- und Jugendmedizin

New article by Jürg Streuli and Eva Bergsträsser published in Paediatrica

Shared decision-making (SDM) describes a partnership between health care providers and patients, in which each contributes equally to decisions about treatment and care. The concept has been discussed and studied extensively in adult medicine. In the the pediatic context, however, still only few research is available. The exchange of information in a parent- as well child-appropriate way is time consuming and dependent on particular skills. Neverthless, there are several reasons why SDM can and should become an integral part in pediatrics. To provide a ground for further discussions, implementation, teaching and studies we present the concept with a focus on paediatrics. (in German and French)