ACR 2017 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2017VM15 - Patient and Family Centered Care in Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 22, 2017 9:30am


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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss patient focused care, and how it impacts radiation oncology.
  2. Discuss the importance of PROs in radiation oncology clinical trials.
  3. Describe the need and availability of tools to promote shared decision making.



  • Seth Rosenthal, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Laurie Gaspar, MBA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Abigail Berman, MD, MSCE - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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