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You're on the Team: Shared Decision-Making

Shared decision-making is a process that leads to a mutual decision by doctor and patient on what course of treatment to follow and what steps the patient needs to take to enact his or her plan.


Shared decision-making occurs when people with mental health conditions and their treatment providers work together to come up with the best possible course of action. It's a process that emphasizes communication and trust - and an approach where the expertise of the person experiencing the condition and the medical professional are valued equally. Shared decision-making is about respect and dignity.

You're On The Team, our Shared-Decision Making project, makes the case for why shared decision-making is so important to both doctors and people with mental health conditions. We've also included some guides to getting started and instructional videos showing the process at work.

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