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Book: Pills, Life, Agency

Chapter: Models of Shared Decision-Making in Medicine

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33954


Chapter 2 calibrates dominant models of doctor-patient decision-making against empirical research and ‘perspective pieces’ from health and relevant sociological and sociolinguistic lines of enquiry. Although essentially a literature review, this chapter offers an original critique of dominant approaches taken within healthcare research to the question of understanding what shared decision-making is and the extent to which it occurs.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alison Moore ( - amoore) 'University of Wollongong'