Whole mind and shared mind in clinical decision-making.

  title={Whole mind and shared mind in clinical decision-making.},
  author={Ronald Epstein},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={90 2},
OBJECTIVE To review the theory, research evidence and ethical implications regarding "whole mind" and "shared mind" in clinical practice in the context of chronic and serious illnesses. METHODS Selective critical review of the intersection of classical and naturalistic decision-making theories, cognitive neuroscience, communication research and ethics as they apply to decision-making and autonomy. RESULTS Decision-making involves analytic thinking as well as affect and intuition ("whole… CONTINUE READING
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