Shared Decision Making and Depression Treatment in Primary Care


Tasha Gastony, PA-C
Regional Medical Director and Clinic Medical Director SmartCare, Park Nicollet Health Services

Patty Graham
Senior Quality Consultant, Health Partners

Session Details

Date and time: Wednesday, April 5, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Learning track: Practice Transformation
Learning level: Intermediate

Session Description

A depression diagnosis and understanding recommended treatment options can be overwhelming. Using shared decision making can aid in creating a care plan that reflects the patient's beliefs and wishes, and can lead to improved outcomes. This session will review strategies to integrate shared decision making into the depression diagnosis and care planning process. A toolkit developed by a collaboration of Minnesota Prepaid Medical Assistance Program health plans will be provided with resources for providers working with patients experiencing depression.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how shared decision making can be used for depression treatment in primary care.
  • Identify practical strategies for incorporating shared decision making into depression treatment in primary care.