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Episode 9: Shared Decision-Making

DiepCJourney Podcast

Release Date: 05/04/2022

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When it comes to making decisions in your healthcare, my guest, Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo and I present the first in a series on the topic of shared decision-making this year on the DiepCJourney podcast

Toliman Health was founded by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer reconstruction and shared decision-making. Dr. Chrysopoulo is the creator of Toliman’s flagship app, Breast Advocate®

As co-leads of the WHIS Shared Decision-Making Expert Group our goal is to facilitate the adoption and practice of shared decision-making (SDM) throughout healthcare systems and across all medical disciplines.

The "why" of the informative approach to decisions in healthcare is multi-faceted. It encompasses the patient's preferences, values, support system, and expectations for outcomes. 

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Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, FACS