SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

EMCR SDM Network

Description

The Early and Middle Career Researchers (EMCR) SDM SIG is targeting both early and middle-career researchers with interest in shared decision-making. It aims to bridge the gap between the different stages of career progression, to learn about the wider scope of shared decision-making work happening all around the world, and how this relates to teaching and policy. Additionally, it aims to foster collaborations and share opportunities (when available) for early and middle-career researchers.

For any questions about this special interest group or if you wish to join, please contact Dr. Eman Abukmail, email: eabukmail@gmail.com or eabukmai@bond.edu.au

KD Valentine (USA)

Affiliation: Faculty at the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.

SDM Projects:

  • My work focuses on the experience and measurement of shared decision making and the formation and measurement of patient and caregiver preferences.

Simone Kienlin (Norway)

Affiliation: Special advisor for Shared decision making at the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Department of Medicine and Healthcare and Ph.D. Candidate at the E-Health, Integrative care and Innovation Center, University Hospital of North Norway. 

SDM Projects: 

  • Kienlin is leading a project at The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority to increase the uptake of SDM guided by a multi-faced implementation strategy. A part of this project is the development and implementation of the modularised meta-curriculum for training healthcare professionals in SDM “Ready for SDM”.

Bettina Moelri Knudsen (Denmark)

Affiliation: Project Manager and PhD student, Center for Shared Decision Making, Lillebaelt Hospital, University Hospital of Southern Denmark, Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark

SDM Projects:

  • The 4D PICTURE project – an international project on better care pathways for cancer patients by the use of MetroMapping
  • The IMPACTT study on the use of digital pre-consult vs paper-based in-consult patient decision aids for breast and colorectal cancer patients
  • Knudsen, B. M., Søndergaard, S. R., Stacey, D., & Steffensen, K. D. (2024). Impact of timing and format of patient decision aids for breast cancer patients on their involvement in and preparedness for decision making-the IMPACTT randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC cancer, 24(1), 1-8.
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  • Steffensen, K. D., Knudsen, B. M., Finderup, J., Würgler, M. W., & Olling, K. (2022). Implementation of patient-centred care in Denmark: the way forward with shared decision-making. Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen, 171, 36-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zefq.2022.04.00

Weiwei Lu (Hong Kong)

Affiliation: PhD candidate, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

SDM Projects:

  • Developing a narrative-based model of shared decision making on cancer treatment to explore the interplays among narrative, power, and agency in communication.

Alejandra Martinez (Chile)

Affiliation: Research Scientist, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, Dartmouth College

SDM Projects:

  • Understanding interpersonal communication in medical visits between people living with dementia, their care partners, and clinicians.
  • Address barriers to health services and resources in substance use and mental health issues among Latino immigrant farmworkers in the New England area.

Eman Abukmail (Australia)

Affiliation: PhD candidate at the Institue for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Bond University, Australia, and Sessional tutor at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

SDM Projects:

  • Currently focusing on the communication of prognosis and natural history of illnesses to enhance the utility of the “no active treatment” option in patient decision aids.  Additionally, I’m working on an initiative to explore and improve SDM in Arabic-speaking countries and communities and improve the delivery of healthcare services in LMICs. 
  • Effect of different visual presentations on the public’s comprehension of prognostic information using acute and chronic condition scenarios: two online randomised controlled trials Abukmail E, Bakhit M, Jones M, Del Mar C, Hoffmann T. Effect of different visual presentations on the public’s comprehension of prognostic information using acute and chronic condition scenarios: two online randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2023 Jun 14;13(6):e067624. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067624. PMID: 37316324; PMCID: PMC10277048.
  • Exploring individuals’ perceptions and acceptability of a ‘wait and see’ approach for managing self-limiting illnesses: A qualitative study
    Abukmail E, Bakhit M, Hoffmann TC. Exploring individuals’ perceptions and acceptability of a ‘wait and see’ approach for managing self-limiting illnesses: A qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns. 2024 Jan;118:108032. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2023.108032. Epub 2023 Oct 20. PMID: 37866074.
  • Effect of different visual presentations on the comprehension of prognostic information: a systematic review

    Abukmail E, Bakhit M, Del Mar C, Hoffmann T. Effect of different visual presentations on the comprehension of prognostic information: a systematic review. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2021 Aug 25;21(1):249. doi: 10.1186/s12911-021-01612-9. PMID: 34433455; PMCID: PMC8390199.

     

Mina Bakhit (Australia)

Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Public Health, Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Australia

SDM Projects:

  • Mina’s research encompasses various SDM research areas, including SDM implementation in a state health department, training health professionals in SDM skills, helping doctors and patients make evidence-informed collaborative decisions for different conditions and exploring new ways of communicating prognostic information to patients and caregivers.

  • Boaitey, K. P., Hoffmann, T., Baillie, E., & Bakhit, M. (2023). Exploring general practitioners’ perception of the value of natural history information and their awareness and use of guidelines’ resources to support antibiotic prescribing for self-limiting infections: a qualitative study in Australian general practice. Australian journal of primary health, 29(6), 558–565. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY22258
  • Bakhit, M., Del Mar, C., Gibson, E., & Hoffmann, T. (2018). Shared decision making and antibiotic benefit-harm conversations: an observational study of consultations between general practitioners and patients with acute respiratory infections. BMC family practice, 19(1), 165. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-018-0854-y
  • Del Mar, C., Hoffmann, T., & Bakhit, M. (2022). How can general practitioners reduce antibiotic prescribing in collaboration with their patients?. Australian journal of general practice, 51(1-2), 25–30. https://doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-07-21-6084

Yumi Aoki (Japan)

Affiliation:

Associate Professor, St. Luke’s International University, Tokyo, Japan

SDM Projects:

  • Yumi Aoki is an Associate Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing at the Graduate School of Nursing Science, St. Luke’s International University, Tokyo, Japan. Her research primarily focuses on shared decision-making in psychiatry and the development and implementation of patient decision aids for individuals with mental health conditions.

  • Aoki Y, Takaesu Y, Matsui K, Tokumasu T, Tani H, Takekita Y, Kanazawa T, Kishimoto T, Tarutani S, Hashimoto N, Takeuchi H, Mishima K, Inada K. Development and acceptability testing of a decision aid for considering whether to reduce antipsychotics in individuals with stable schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacol Rep. 2023 Sep;43(3):391-402. doi: 10.1002/npr2.12366. https://doi.org/10.1002/npr2.12366
  • Aoki Y, Yaju Y, Utsumi T, Sanyaolu L, Storm M, Takaesu Y, Watanabe K, Watanabe N, Duncan E, Edwards AG. Shared decision-making interventions for people with mental health conditions. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Nov 11;11(11):CD007297. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007297.pub3. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007297.pub3
  • Aoki Y, Tsuboi T, Takaesu Y, Watanabe K, Nakayama K, Kinoshita Y, Kayama M. Development and field testing of a decision aid to facilitate shared decision making for adults newly diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Health Expect. 2022 Feb;25(1):366-373. doi: 10.1111/hex.13393. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13393