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Shared decision-making is a collaborative process in which clinicians and patients make treatment decisions together. Although it is considered essential to patient-centred care, the adoption of shared decision-making into routine clinical practice has been slow, and there is a need to increase implementation. This paper describes the development and delivery of a training intervention to promote shared decision-making in medication management in mental health as part of the Shared Involvement in Medication Management Education (ShIMME) project. Three stakeholder groups (service users, care coordinators and psychiatrists) received training in shared decision-making, and their feedback was evaluated. The programme was mostly well received, with all groups rating interaction with peers as the best aspect of the training. This small-scale pilot shows that it is feasible to deliver training in shared decision-making to several key stakeholders. Larger studies will be required to assess the effectiveness of such training. Declaration of interest All authors were involved in the management of the ShIMME project. S.R. was the principal investigator and project manager; N.M. was employed by the project as the qualitative research advisor; and U.S. co-led service user groups in Cambridge and is employed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-227
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Early online date26 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


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