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MPS workshops are focused on providing advice and practical tools and tips to help you deliver improved patient care

Mastering Shared Decision Making

The risk of complaints or claims against a doctor can increase if a patient is dissatisfied with the decision making process about their treatment options. The Mastering Shared Decision Making workshop explores the challenges that you could face in the decision making process, and provides you with techniques to reduce the associated risks.

Having effective conversations with patients can result in more informed and appropriate decision making, and lead to better patient outcomes. It can also increase a patient’s sense of ownership of the decision, which leads to better acceptance of unexpected or unwanted consequences if an adverse outcome occurs.

Very useful, I think the shared decision making component is spot on and pulls together the strands of many, even all, aspects of medicolegal issues/claims.
Suitable for

General practitioners and specialists


Three hour workshop comprising short lectures, reflective exercise, small group-facilitated discussions and group activities


Members: Free as a benefit of membership
SMA members: $145 (50% discount on the full price)
Non-members: $290


Accredited for 2 CME points.

By attending this workshop you will:
  • Learn how to facilitate effective patient decision making 

  • Understand the process of shared decision making and its importance in positive doctor-patient relationships

  • Understand common complaints and claims related to clinical decision making

  • Explore the challenges that you could face in the decision making process

  • Learn techniques to assist you providing the right information about healthcare choices to help meet the rising expectations of patients

  • Reduce your likelihood of receiving complaints and claims arising from clinical decision making consultations.

* This workshop will be running again in 2019. To register your interest email