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Shared decision-making and patient decision aids in dermatology

Tan, Jerry; Linos, Eleni; Sendelweck, Myra A.; van Zuuren, Esther J.; Ersser, Steven; Dellavalle, Robert P.; Williams, Hywel C.

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Jerry Tan

Eleni Linos

Myra A. Sendelweck

Esther J. van Zuuren

Steven Ersser

Robert P. Dellavalle

Hywel C. Williams


Shared decision making combines individual patient interests and values with clinical best evidence under the guiding principle of patient autonomy. Patient decision aids can support shared decision making and facilitate decisions that have multiple options with varying outcomes for which patients may attribute different values. Given the variable psychosocial impact of skin disease on individuals and relative uncertainty regarding best treatments and their adherence in many dermatological conditions, informed shared decision making, supported by patient decision aids, should constitute a central component of dermatological care.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 10, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 28, 2016
Deposit Date May 18, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 28, 2016
Journal British Journal of Dermatology
Print ISSN 0007-0963
Electronic ISSN 1365-2133
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 175
Issue 5
Public URL
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Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tan, J., Linos, E., Sendelweck, M.A., van Zuuren, E.J., Ersser, S., Dellavalle, R.P., Williams H. Shared decision-making and patient decision aids in dermatology. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 175, issue 5 (2016): 1045-1048 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.