SHARE Approach Curriculum Tools

SHARE Approach: Curriculum Tools

These tools are to be used in conjunction with the SHARE Approach Workshop Curriculum. Below are the PDF versions for designed, printable tools.

SHARE APPROACH RESOURCES

SHARE Approach Video—Shared Decisionmaking Demonstration

The first half of this video shows an example of a clinical encounter without shared decisionmaking. The second half of the video shows a similar clinical encounter using the SHARE Approach to shared decisionmaking.

SHARE Approach Video [ Flash media file- 9 min., 58 sec.]

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Covers from SHARE Approach workshop curriculum tools 1, 5, and 9

Shared Decisionmaking Resources

Tool 1: Essential Steps of Shared Decisionmaking: Quick Reference Guide (PDF Version, 3.54 MB)

This guide describes the five steps of the SHARE Approach and encompasses the nine key elements of shared decisionmaking described by Makoul and Clayman (2006). It identifies points at which patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) resources (e.g., patient decision aids, videos, etc.) can be introduced to facilitate shared decisionmaking and to identify patients’ preferences.

Tool 2: Essential Steps of Shared Decisionmaking: Expanded Reference Guide with Sample Conversation Starters (PDF Version, 2.29 MB)

This tool is intended to provide useful tips and sample dialogue that can be used during the patient-clinician encounter to:

  • Start a shared decisionmaking dialogue with patients.
  • Introduce a decision aid.
  • Clarify patient preferences.

Communication Tools for Shared Decisionmaking

Tool 3: Overcoming Communication Barriers With Your Patients: A Reference Guide for Health Care Providers (PDF version, 3.61 MB)

This is a quick reference handout that offers tips for overcoming communication challenges between patients and clinicians to facilitate shared decisionmaking. This sheet includes interactive checklists on ways to effectively work with qualified medical interpreters before and during office visits.

Tool 4: Health Literacy and Shared Decisionmaking: A Reference Guide for Health Care Providers (PDF version, 2.64 MB)

This health literacy 101 fact sheet offers an overview of health literacy challenges in the United States, addresses universal health literacy precautions, and provides practical tips health care providers can apply when presenting decision aids to people with limited health literacy/limited English proficiency.

Tool 5: Communicating Numbers to Your Patients: A Reference Guide for Health Care Providers (PDF version, 2.29 MB)

This quick reference handout offers tips for workshop participants on how to convey risk information and numbers in understandable terms. The handout highlights practical tips to make numbers more meaningful for patients.

Tool 6: Using the Teach-Back Technique: A Reference Guide for Health Care Providers (PDF version, 2.58 MB)

This tool highlights effective teach-back techniques and describes the role of teach-back when sharing decision aids. The handout includes interactive checklists on optimal teach-back approaches to guide providers on when to use the technique, what to say, and how to say it.

Tool 7: Taking Steps Toward Cultural Competence: A Fact Sheet (PDF version, 2.04 MB)

This tool is designed to help workshop participants quickly assess whether they and/or their organization are taking steps toward delivering care and services that are culturally respectful and linguistically responsive.

Implementation Resources for Shared Decisionmaking

Tool 8: Putting Shared Decisionmaking Into Practice: A User’s Guide for Clinical Teams (PDF version, 3.66 MB)

This guide is designed to support ongoing efforts among health care providers to use current and reliable evidence in everyday clinical decisionmaking. In particular, this guide provides strategies to augment shared decisionmaking between clinicians and patients with PCOR. It also highlights and encourages the application of PCOR tools and resources made available by AHRQ.

Tool 9: Achieving Patient-Centered Care with Shared Decisionmaking: A Brief for Administrators and Practice Leaders (PDF version, 2.11 MB)

This brief is designed to highlight the benefits of using PCOR and shared decisionmaking and various incentives for adopting these processes in the clinical practice setting. The guide discusses evidence about how using decision tools and SDM can (1) improve the quality of patient care; (2) help organizations meet new legislative goals for providing patient-centered care; and (3) help organizations with achieving recognition as a patient-centered medical home or certification requirements for becoming an Accountable Care Organization.

Additional SHARE Approach Resources

Woman places her hand on her chest while she talks with doctor. The SHARE Approach: Essential Steps of Shared Decision Making Five steps for you and your patients to work together to make the best possible health care decisions. Step 1: Seek your patient’s participation. Communicate that a choice exists and invite your patient to be involved in decisions. Step 2: Help your patient explore and compare treatment options. Discuss the benefits and harms of each option. Step 3: Assess your patient’s values and preferences. Take into account what matters most to your patient. Step 4: Reach a decision with your patient. Decide together on the best option and arrange for a followup appointment. Step 5: Evaluate your patient’s decision. Plan to revisit decision and monitor its implementation. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Health Care Program www.ahrq.gov/shareddecisionmaking April 2014 The SHARE Approach At-A-Glance Poster (PDF version, 559 KB)

The clinician poster outlines the key steps of the SHARE Approach shared decisionmaking process.

   
Man looks at form with doctor. Know Your Options: Three questions for your provider 1. What are my treatment options? 2. What are the benefits and harms (risks)? 3. Where can I find more information to help me decide? Learn about the benefits and risks of your treatment options: http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/treatmentoptions Learn about questions to ask your provider: http://www.ahrq.gov Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  Effective Health Care Program www.ahrq.gov/shareddecisionmaking April 2014 Know Your Options Poster (PDF version, 317 KB)

The "Know Your Options" poster highlights three must-ask questions for patients. This is intended to be placed in a patient-facing area such as the waiting room or exam room.

   
The SHARE Approach: Essential Steps of Shared Decision Making Step 1: Seek your patient’s participation Step 2: Help your patient explore and compare treatment options Step 3: Assess your patient’s values and preferences Step 4: Reach a decision with your patient Step 5: Evaluate your patient’s decision Five steps for you and your patients to work together to make the best possible health care decisions SHARE Approach screensaver [ ZIP- 3.5 MB] (Compressed executable file)

Trainer’s Promotional/Marketing Kit (Available on request. Send inquiry to SHARE@ahrq.hhs.gov)

This kit offers a prepackaged set of promotional materials to assist workshop trainees with marketing their own workshops. This kit includes:

  • A customizable flyer for the trainees to take back to their organizations for recruitment.
  • A fact sheet about the workshop curriculum.
  • News release for company newsletter or local news resources to facilitate recruitment for upcoming local workshops.
  • Sample language for email blasts, Tweets, and Web site postings to facilitate recruitment.
  • Frequently asked questions related to the workshop.

5 sample pages from SHARE Approach Marketing Toolkit

Page last reviewed September 2016
Page originally created July 2014
Internet Citation: SHARE Approach Curriculum Tools. Content last reviewed September 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/shareddecisionmaking/tools/index.html