Healthcare Providers: Are You Ready to SHARE?

The SHARE Approach workshop is a 1-day, accredited train-the-trainer program developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The workshop focuses on how to use patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) resources and materials in a process of shared decision making to help patients make the best possible health care decisions. The workshop is based on a five-step approach to shared decision making, called the SHARE Approach. The SHARE Approach Essenial Steps of Shared Decision Making Step 1: Seek your patient’s participation. Step 2: Help your patient explore and compare treatment options. Step 3: Assess your patient’s values and preferences. Step 4: Reach a decision with your patient. Step 5: Evaluate your patient’s decision. The SHARE Approach: Essential Steps of Shared Decision Making outlines five steps health care professionals can take to ensure they are effectively implementing shared decision making with patients during clinical encounters. The steps were designed to incorporate the essential elements that have been defined for shared decision making.