The purpose of this session is to provide basic knowledge about the field of shared decision making and the current emphasis on patient focused care. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are now integrated into many national clinical protocols. There is also a national movement to improve shared decision making among patients and physicians.
Discuss patient focused care, and how it impacts radiation oncology.
Discuss the importance of PROs in radiation oncology clinical trials.
Describe the need and availability of tools to promote shared decision making.