Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Two Related Articles on the Ethics and Politics of Person Centred Care and Shared Decision Making

Almost back from the summer holiday, I make an easy start by informing about two recent publications of mine, coming out of my involvement in projects at the Gothenburg Centre for Person Centred Care (GPCC). The two articles, one of which appeared at the beginning of summer, and the other in the middle of it, complement each other in analysing and problematising various ethical and political aspects of ideas about so-called person centred care and its related concept of shared decision making in medical and health counselling and decision making. The aspects analysed have implications for policy, economics, research and public health and the articles jointly deepen, problematise and contribute to a sounder theoretical basis of efforts to implement and ensure the quality of person centred care and shared decision making intiatives in health care.

Christian Munthe, Lars Sandman and Daniela Cutas (2011). Person Centred Care and Shared Decision Making: Implications for Ethics, Public Health and Research. Health Care Analysis, vol. 19, DOI: 10.1007/s10728-011-0183-y . Link to journal. Link to post-print at

Lars Sandman, Bradi B. Granger, Inger Ekman and Christian Munthe (2011). Adherence, Shared Decision-making and Patient Autonomy. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, vol. 14, DOI: 10.1007/s11019-011-9336-x. Link to journal. Link to post-print at Link to post-print at the University of Gothenburg publication database.