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A Father's Reflections on Engagement and Shared Decision Making in Surgery

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Tyson Ortiz

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Based on the experience of multiple surgeries for his son, a father reflects on his learning about shared decision-making and patient engagement in surgery.

Suggested Further Reading: 

  1. Taylor, Lauren J., et al. A Framework to Improve Surgeon Communication in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions: Best Case/Worst Case. JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(6): 531–538. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5479749/pdf/nihms845665.pdf

Initial publication: July 20, 2017.

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