Moving shared decision-making forward in Iran

Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2022 Jun;171:62-67. doi: 10.1016/j.zefq.2022.05.001. Epub 2022 May 21.


Although there have been breakthroughs in patients' rights and informed consent legislation in Iran during the last few years, there is still no policy regarding shared decision-making (SDM). Besides, SDM training and clinical implementation initiatives remain scarce within the country. In this article, we aim to provide an update on the current state of SDM in Iran and discuss future directions. Lastly, we propose an SDM model adapted to the Iranian context, through a consensus-building process with Iranian clinicians and SDM experts, to assist in its implementation in a culturally sensitive manner.

Keywords: Iran; Nicht-westliches Land; Non-western country; PEF-Modell; Partizipative Entscheidungsfindung (PEF); Patient-centered care; Patientenzentrierte Versorgung; SDM model; Shared decision making (SDM).

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making*
  • Decision Making, Shared
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Iran
  • Patient Participation*