Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Mastering Shared Decision Making


This workshop is ran in conjunction with the Medical Protection Society (MPS), and is held on-site in RCSI, Dublin 2. This workshop provides you with skills to combat the common causes of complaints and claims.

Patient dissatisfaction with the decision making process about their treatment options can increase the risk of complaints or claims against a doctor. Facilitating conversations effectively can result in more informed and appropriate decision making for patients. It can also increase a patient’s sense of ownership of the decision leading to better acceptance of unexpected or unwanted consequences after an adverse outcome.

Upcoming course dates

  • Thursday, 15 February 2018 (1.30pm to 4.30pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Learn how to facilitate effective patient decision making
  • Understand the process of shared decision making and its importance in effective doctor-patient relationships
  • Gain an understanding of what leads to complaints and claims related to clinical decision making
  • Explore the challenges that you could face in the decision making process
  • Learn techniques that will assist you in meeting the rising expectations of patients for information about their healthcare choices
  • Reduce your likelihood of complaints and claims arising from clinical decision-making consultations
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialties, emergency medicine doctors
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Sara McDevitt, MPS
CPD points 3.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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