Implementing SDM in practice

Shared decision making (SDM) is a conversation by which patients and clinicians work together to respond to the patient’s problematic situation by co-creating a plan of care that makes intellectual, practical and emotional sense. SDM tools are designed to support that conversation.

Resources to help with implementation of SDM Tools

Complete toolkits

Journal Clubs

Journal club-type activities suitable for a 20-40 minute lunch session or after hours get together. Kits include a case, supporting literature, presentation material, and discussion guides focused on the four decision aids available:

Brief Presentations

Slide shows available to review with your colleagues and leadership.  voice-over version available for download either to train the trainer or to share in with audience (ensure computer is connected to speakers for best results).


Unscripted statements by clinician and patients who have experience with the shared decision making tools. To be incorporated into presentations (participants have provided authorization for the public use of these videos).

Scientific publications