CANCELLED: Personalized Medicine debate: Shared decision-making - Quality gain or drain?
12-03-2020 15:00 12-03-2020 17:00 Nicolaes Tulphuis HvA A2.28


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Shared-decision making: quality gain or drain?

Confirmed debaters:
1. dr. Inge Henselmans (Assistant professor Medical Psychology and teacher at GP trainee program AUMC-AMC)

2. dr. Gerda van der Weele GP, The Dutch College of General Practitioners | NHG 

3. Prof. dr. Dirk Ubbink, chair working group Shared Decision making AUMC-AMC

4. Marike de Mey, GP, palliative care team OLVG hospital

5. Danielle Timmermans professor Public Health Risk Communication, AUMC, VU

Program leaders Personalized Medicine: Dr. Kristel van Asselt & Prof. dr. Meike Bartels

A formally healthy patient who is in emergency room with a sepsis will generally not long for shared decision making and extensive consultation about the policy or treatment to be followed. After all, there is not so much to choose. The situation is different for a woman with breast cancer who has to decide whether she will undergo breast-conserving surgery or a mammary amputation. Especially with far-reaching decisions where there are more options, it is important to involve the patient as much as possible in that decision. Developing guidelines is a difficult process and more attention is needed to different options for various patients and their preferences. Shared decision making (SDM), are the magic words, but is it a quality gain or drain?

During the debate the following propositions will be discussed:

·         SDM can only be applied if there are equivalent treatment options

·         SDM does not coincide with the application of evidence-based guidelines

·         SDM is unnecessary in personalized medicine

·         SDM is only for (highly) experienced doctors

14:45 - 15:00  Opening with coffee and tea

15:00 - 15:20: Shared Decision Making in Education and Research-Inge Henselmans

15:20 - 15:35: Guidelines and patient preferences-Gerda van der Weele

15.45 - 16.40: Discussion with public and debaters

16:40 - 16:45: Closure

16:45 - 17:30: Drinks

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