Featured Scholar : Marianne Matthias, PhD
Research Scientist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, IU School of Liberal Arts
Making Treatment Decisions with Your Healthcare Provider
Dr. Matthias and her colleagues are working to develop an intervention to improve shared decision making in chronic pain and mental health care. She is collecting observational and interview data from these two care settings to identify strengths and weaknesses in communication and how communicating treatment decisions can be improved to better involve collaboration and equality between patients and providers. Once the data from the observations is analyzed, it will be used to design and test an intervention to improve shared decision making. The next step will then be implementing this intervention in clinics.