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Shared Decision-making for Lung Cancer Screening: Will It Work?

Shared decision-making is increasingly recommended by screening guidelines, but I worry that these difficult discussions may not actually take place, even if family physicians are paid to initiate them with patients eligible for LDCT screening. Will clinicians merely go through the motions and just order the test?

Why Patients Don’t Participate in Shared Decision-Making

Authoritarian doctors, fear of retribution, and time constraints all inhibit patients' participation in shared decision-making.
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Understanding Patient Advocates and Patient Navigators

The major difference between the in-house Navigator and the Private Advocate is that the former works within the system and helps to increase access within it, whereas the latter is an independent professional who is unencumbered by systematic concerns.