Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care

Practice, Research, and Future Directions

Shared decision making is an emerging best practice in health care and has been specifically recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2005) Though formal shared decision making is new to the mental health field, it is entirely consistent with empowerment, self-determination, and recovery. The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports the use of shared decision making as a routine part of mental health care

Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care Practice, Research, and Future Directions

This SAMHSA report gives an overview of shared decision-making (SDM), an intervention that enables people to actively manage their own health. It examines research on the effects of SDM in general and mental health care, and includes recommendations for advancing SDM in practice.

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SAMHSA SDM

Using WRAP & SDM

What is Right for Me?

How to Make Important Decisions in Everyday Life

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Using WRAP & SDM

Supporting Choice

Helping Others Make Important Decisions

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