Dr. Alison Heru shared the rational behind making shared decision making an integral part of her practice at the NES Program at University of Colorado Health.
Families need information, education, and often therapy when addressing mental health issues. I refer to the family as the doctor’s eyes and ears, as they provide information I might need and might not otherwise get, whether at the time of diagnosis or in monitoring the progress of treatment. In clinical practice, I see several roles for family members and their involvement in shared decision making.
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