Shared decisions

The relationship between the patient and the doctor has changed in recent years: from a unilateral information obligation to increasingly shared decision making.

A doctor will only be able to inform you if he understands what is going on with you. Usually you tell this in a conversation with your doctor. By telling what you want, the doctor will get the best possible picture of your personal situation and wishes. It is important that you think about what is important to you and that you know to ask the right questions. For instance check this folder with ‘3 good questions’.

If you do not get enough information from your doctor, ask for more information. If you don’t understand something right away, ask your doctor to explain it again. If you like to take someone along to the consultation, you can do that.