Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

This qualitative, observational research study explored treatment encounters between patients with disorders of consciousness, rehabilitation practitioners, and family to understand how treatment decisions occurred. The data showed shared decision making (SDM) occurring as a process, meaning that not all five principles of SDM occur in one clinical encounter but rather unfold across multiple clinical encounters. We delineate differences in SDM between rehabilitation and the medical model.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer Weaver

Contributing Authors: Trudy Mallinson, Leslie Davidson, Christina Papadimitriou, Ann Guernon, and Philip van der Wees

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