What are the external influences on information exchange and shared decision-making in healthcare consultations: a meta-synthesis of the literature.

@article{Edwards2009WhatAT,
  title={What are the external influences on information exchange and shared decision-making in healthcare consultations: a meta-synthesis of the literature.},
  author={Michelle Edwards and Myfanwy Davies and Adrian Edwards},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={37-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the literature to identify external influences on information exchange and shared decision-making in healthcare consultations and conceptualise how information is used both outside and within a consultation. METHODS A 'meta-study' approach (meta-data-analysis, meta-theory, meta-method, and meta-synthesis) was used to locate, review, synthesise and summarise the findings, methodology, theoretical orientation and interpretation of qualitative research papers. RESULTS In a… CONTINUE READING

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