iwCLL 2013: My Advice to Patients about their Therapy and How to Talk with Your Doctors: Shared Decision Making
I particularly like the way he took the trouble to highlight some of my points with the superimposed text.
Over the next weeks, I will have many more informative interviews to post with Drs. Kipps, Kay, Furman, Hallek and others, but I thought I would first let you hear my counsel on how to best deal with your doctor appointments.
In the meantime, please let me know what you think of my suggestions and please add your own tips and advice to the communal discussion.
This is a tricky time. So many new CLL therapies on the way, but none of them are here today, except of course in clinical trials. The right approach will be different for each and every one of us. I hope this video gives some ideas on how to have the conversations that best inform our decisions.
My recommendations touch on "share decision making" or SDM, a critical and growing part of every patients' and doctors' future. It is even incentivized in the Affordable Care Act. Here one link that has a nice general discussion and video.