Blum Sessions

The Health Decision Sciences Center partners with the Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center to host free, public events to help patients and families learn more about different health conditions and the relevant screening or treatment options. See below for upcoming Blum Sessions.

February 25, 2020: Prostate Cancer Screening



NGPX Webinar: Empowering Patients Through Shared Decision Making

Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

With increased focus on patient-centered care, shared decision-making has emerged as an essential element along a person’s journey to health and wellness.  Successful healthcare provider-patient collaboration demands that decisions are not only clinically appropriate but aligned with a patient’s values and preferences for care. This requires that patients receive healthcare information that is easy to understand, actionable and fosters the confidence to make healthcare decisions.

Our panel of patient experience experts will share:

  • How to leverage shared decision making to help patients be more involved in their care
  • Methods of implementation—where to begin on your journey towards an empowered, informed patient
  • How to address health literacy and its impact on patient understanding and decision-making

Dr. Sepucha spoke about empowering patients through shared decision making.