Shared Decision Making Tool

Empowering patients with knee pain to
take an active role in their healthcare journey

“Our medical culture has historically been one of assumed benevolence—that the doctor knows what is best for the patient. But it is not possible for me, as a doctor, to know what is best for my patients. The shared decision making process creates the structure for critical conversations to occur so that patients receive the treatment they want based on their personal values and preferences.”
–Mary I. O’Connor, MD

> Download the SDM Card here

> Download the SDM User Guide here

> Try the SDM Tool

*The Movement is Life Shared Decision Making tool is an educational tool. Information contained on this site and with this shared decision making tool is intended for educational purposes only, and should not be substituted for medical advice from a doctor or healthcare provider.

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  • Participating Organizations

    • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    • American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Conference of National Black Churches
    • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
    • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
    • National Black Nurses Association
    • National Hispanic Medical Association
    • National Medical Association
    • Nth Dimensions Education Solutions
    • Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
    • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
    • To Our Children's Future with Health
    • United States Bone and Joint Initiative
    • W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute