Maternity Services

High Risk Pregnancy

Fetal Care Center

Shared Decision Making

Jeffrey R. Johnson, MD
Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Medical Director, Regional Perinatal Center of Western New YorkShared Decision Making is the collaboration between patients and caregivers to come to an agreement about a health care decision. The service greatly assists patients in making difficult decisions and aims to provide information in a basic fashion so that patients may understand the condition. Patients will have the opportunity to discuss the particular condition, treatments that may be available, and outcomes based on those treatments. Decisions can be difficult as there is often more than one choice that can be made, and there may be no “correct” choice. The choices that are made are based on what is important to each individual.