Webinar: Can we increase the uptake of shared decision making in Australia?

Venue: webinar
Date: 22 October 2019 12:30pm to 22 October 2019 01:30pm

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to present the next in our ongoing series of free webinars 'Can we increase the uptake of shared decision making?'

Shared decision making is a process of involving patients in making informed and preference-based decisions about their care and treatment.  Despite a growing evidence base, uptake in Australia has been slow. 

Join Tara Dimopoulos-Bick, Regina Osten and Professor Lyndal Trevena as they explore, discuss and debate potential approaches for advancing the uptake of shared decision making in Australia.

This webinar may be relevant to organisations wanting to support a culture of shared decision making and meet the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards in Australia.  

Tara Dimopoulos-Bick
Tara Dimopoulos-Bick is the Evidence Generation Manager (experiential evidence) at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation. Tara has spent the last 10 years leading voice and choice initiatives in NSW Health and large community-based organisations.  She received a 2017 Hospital Alliance for Research Collaborative (HARC) scholarship through the Sax Institute to investigate shared decision making and increasing uptake in NSW Health.  Tara also co-lead a service innovation project through headspace to combine shared decision making with a peer work service. 

Regina Osten 
Regina is the Stream Manager for Integrated Care and Aboriginal Health at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation. She leads the Primary Care Institute, Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Team, Telehealth, and the Aboriginal Chronic Conditions and Rural Health Networks. She has particular interest in integrated care; person-centred care, chronic conditions management, Aboriginal health, mental health and rehabilitation and led the development of the online resource Consumer Enablement: A Clinicians Guide released in December 2018. The Guide brings together concepts, evidence, resources tools and practical approaches clinicians can use in practice to support people understand their health conditions and have the confidence, skills, knowledge and ability to actively manage their health and wellbeing and access the services they need.

Lyndal Trevena 
Lyndal Trevena is Professor of Primary Health Care and Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Sydney. She commenced her academic career in 2001, after 15 years exclusively in clinical practice. She completed her PhD in 2006 and her research focuses on the application and implementation of research evidence in general practice. She teaches within the Sydney Medical Program and the Masters of International Public Health. Lyndal is internationally renowned for her research in shared decision making. She is a lead researcher on cancer prevention and on risk communication.