Shared decision-making and the lower literate patient

David I. Shalowitz*, Michael Wolf

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although shared decision-making has become entrenched as an ideal model of the physician-patient relationship, physicians may have special difficulties realizing this model with lower literate patients. This article describes potential barriers to sharing decision-making with lower literate patients, and recommends approaches to addressing these barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-764
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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