“I make suggestions, and you make decisions.” - my new favorite thing to say to my patients as it perfectly describes my job as a clinician. 👩🏼⚕️🙌🏼
Clinicians are not here to make decisions about your body! We are simply here to help by providing information and participating in shared decision making. This is a key component in patient centered healthcare.
Studies show that when providers and PWD participate in shared decision making, the PWD...
💪🏼 becomes more knowledgeable and understanding of their health condition,
💪🏼are better able to recognize when a decision needs to be made,
💪🏼become more informed about their options,
💪🏼feel more equipped with the tools to make an informed decision,
💪🏼are better able to communicate with their healthcare team,
💪🏼and are more likely to follow through.
Remember, it is your body, your diabetes, and your life. You get to choose what you do with it. We are just here to help you along the way.