Shared decision making is a dynamic clinical process by which the provider assists the patient in choosing between more than one treatment option for a given condition. Here, we explore what the shared decision making and risk communication process could look like in the setting of a high-risk patient with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer who is potentially eligible for either segmentectomy or stereotactic body radiation therapy. We highlight clinical tools that can be used during the shared decision making and risk communication process in a stepwise manner to identify patient preferences and values to assist in making a tailored treatment decision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2049-2052
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


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