Shared Decision Making

i-THRIVE Academy Practice Development Module

The THRIVE Framework puts young people and families at the heart of decision making. It can often be a challenge to achieve shared decision making in settings as complex as services for children and young people’s mental health. The Academy delivered a training module for clinicians in June 2016 and this is being followed up by a second round of training in March and April 2017.

March and April 2017

Open Talk has developed a shared decision-making model in partnership with children and young people. This workshop, combining THRIVE and Open Talk, will be co-delivered with young people.  It has been designed to build on the existing skills and expertise of professionals in CAMHS, supporting them to apply shared decision making to more complex and challenging situations. We will also introduce potential tools and resources that may help facilitate shared decision including Option Grids, and explore ways of measuring this.

Led by Kate Martin, Director of Common Room.

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June 2016

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has developed an approach to shared decision making along with tools to support it in practice. As part of the i-THRIVE Academy, a team of people from the Preference Laboratory at the Dartmouth Institute delivered training in shared decision making to 23 members of the i-THRIVE Community of Practice in June 2016.

Attendees were introduced to Option Grid™ decision aids. Option Griddecision aids are a type of patient decision aid that help patients and care providers compare alternative treatment options and engage in shared decision making.  i-THRIVE is working in collaboration with the the Dartmouth Institute to see how Option Grids™ can support shared decision making in a child mental health setting in a piece of work funded by the Health Foundation. For examples of mental health Option Griddecision aids, see here.

You can access the slides from the training here.

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