Walden NURS6052 Week 8 Discussion

Question: Walden NURS6052 Week 8 Discussion.

NURS6052/NURS5052/NRSE6052 Essent of Evidence

Week 8 Discussion

Patient Preferences and Decision Making

Changes in culture and technology have resulted in patient populations that are often well
informed and educated, even before consulting or considering a healthcare need
delivered by a health professional. Fueled by this, health professionals are
increasingly involving patients in treatment decisions. However, this often
comes with challenges, as illnesses and treatments can become complex.

What has
your experience been with patient involvement in treatment or healthcare

In this
Discussion, you will share your experiences and consider the impact of patient
involvement (or lack of involvement). You will also consider the use of a
patient decision aid to inform best practices for patient care and healthcare
decision making.

To Prepare:

Review the
Resources and reflect on a time when you experienced a patient being brought
into (or not being brought into) a decision regarding their treatment plan.

Review the
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Decision Aids Inventory at

Choose “For
Specific Conditions,” then Browse an alphabetical listing of decision aids by
health topic.

ensure compliance with HIPAA rules, please DO NOT use the patient’s real name
or any information that might identify the patient or organization/practice.