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Addressing Patients’ Values in Decision Making

Date: 14 Sep 2022, Wednesday | Time: 0900 - 1200 | Track Type: Pre-Conference Workshop | Format: Face-to-face | Venue: Academia

Speakers: Asst Prof Peh Lai Huat, Asst Prof David Teo Choon Liang, Ms Michelle Tan Su Qing & Asst Prof Ong Eng Koon

Please note that this workshop is in high demand and is currently oversubscribed. All new registrants will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified by 9 September should there be available spots. Kindly accept our apologies that you will not be able to attend the workshop in the event you do not hear from us

Supporting patients in the self-management of their health involves helping them make treatment choices that allow them to maintain valued life activities and roles. Traditional healthcare training programmes rarely equip clinicians with the skills to conduct conversations about values with patients or facilitate values-based decision-making. This workshop aims to fill in this skills gap.

Incorporating patients’ values into decision-making leads to a stronger treatment alliance, increased patient autonomy, motivation to sustain self-management, and thus better health outcomes with less over-treatment. This workshop empowers clinicians to facilitate patients in making value-informed decisions about their healthcare.

Learning Outcome(s):

By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned about:

  • The concepts of value, spirituality and worldview
  • The relevance of patient values, worldviews and spirituality to healthcare decisions
  • What patients need to make healthcare decisions
  • How to screen for unresolved decisional needs in patients
  • Areas of discussion that facilitate exploration of patient values

Participants’ skill acquisition will be assessed via informal qualitative discussions and observation of their performance during role-plays.

Target Audience:

Healthcare providers including medical, nursing and allied health professionals. This course is not intended for healthcare staff who do not provide direct care to patients. 


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