Integrating the Shared Decision-Making Approach in Daily Clinical Practice - OT735

Integrating the Shared Decision-Making Approach in Daily Clinical Practice

by Eva (Man Wa) Shing, OTD
(4.3 / 40 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Patient nonadherence continues to be a challenge for healthcare providers. Nonadherence affects the recommended regimen, health outcomes, and overall healthcare costs. Factors such as noncompliance (lack of understanding and/or forgetfulness), costs, patients’ negative perceptions of the treatment, lower patient satisfaction, and lower ratings of empathy from physicians are factors that contributed to patient nonadherence. In reference to those issues, communication, collaborative care, and patient involvement are found to improve adherence and health outcomes.  Due in part to healthcare reform efforts and health-related provisions, healthcare systems are implementing new initiatives to improve care delivery. This continuing education course introduces the concept of shared decision-making as a new medical practice approach to improve provider-patient communication and enhance patient adherence, patient satisfaction, and quality of care.


The goal of this continuing education module is to inform primary healthcare team members about shared decision-making, an approach to patient care that promotes self-determination and effective communication between professionals and patients. This continuing education course has been provided for nurses, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and dietitians. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the key elements of shared decision-making between patients and healthcare providers.
  • Explain the process of shared decision-making within interprofessional healthcare teams.
  • Describe easy techniques to incorporate shared decision-making in daily interprofessional healthcare practice.
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
OT Process: Intervention
OT Process: Outcomes
Professional issues: Supervision, Communication

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and dietitians.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/1/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/5/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/5/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Erica S - Riverside, IL  ·  Oct 16, 2019
Good information to consider in future practice
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Sarah M - Austin, TX  ·  Feb 24, 2018
Informative on the process
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Kortney G - Little Rock, AR  ·  Nov 08, 2017
Thank you! great course!
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Rachel K - Rapid River, MI  ·  Sep 06, 2017
little dry, change up teaching style, add audio to parts, change how you move to next slide, etc
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Patricia T - Godfrey, IL  ·  Jun 23, 2017
I liked the course but thought the answers to the some of the questions were very confusing, like more than one could be right in several of them. Overall though, very informational and helpful,
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50