Supported decision making: a review of the international literature.

  title={Supported decision making: a review of the international literature.},
  author={Gavin Davidson and Berni Kelly and Geraldine Macdonald and Maria Rizzo and Louise Lombard and Oluwaseye Abogunrin and Victoria Clift-Matthews and Alison Martin},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
Supported decision making (SDM) refers to the process of supporting people, whose decision making ability may be impaired, to make decisions and so promote autonomy and prevent the need for substitute decision making. There have been developments in SDM but mainly in the areas of intellectual disabilities and end-of-life care rather than in mental health. The main aim of this review was to provide an overview of the available evidence relevant to SDM and so facilitate discussion of how this… CONTINUE READING


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