Dr. Lucas Gambill describes shared decision-making at Sentara as an essential part of the clinician-patient relationship. In this video, Dr. Gambill describes the importance for clinicians to understand shared decision-making process, to better navigate the therapy options based on patients’ goals, and the direct benefit it has on quality of care received when implementing this process. My name is Lucas Campbell and I'm a board certified cardiologist with Centa Medical Group out here at Oba Hospital. Today, we're going to talk about shared decision making. Shared decision making is a process whereby clinicians collaboratively help patients reach evidence informed and value congruent medical decisions. This process is especially relevant in screening for conditions in which there is a close trade off between risks and benefits in these circumstances. Individual patients may choose to make decisions depending on their individual values and preferences. With the collaborative input from various health team members who are all working together in the best interest of the patient. During these encounters, the physician communicates clearly about the risks and benefits of the proposed treatment or procedure and engages the patient to determine their goals and treatment preferences. It is our responsibility to consider a patient's values, preferences and express needs so that we can collaboratively come up with a clinical treatment plan that ultimately best suits them in the long term patient centered care is a core value at Sana Health. And the shared decision making process offers a structured way to incorporate evidence as well as patient values and preferences into medical decision making, which results in better informed decisions congruent with what matters most to the patients. Additionally, it allows our physicians and other health care providers to improve both patient satisfaction and the quality of care delivered our patients. In turn directly benefit from this improvement to their quality of care, which fosters more trust in our providers and leads to higher patient adherence and better clinical outcomes.