Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
CAMPOS, Diana Catarina Ferreira de and GRAVETO, João Manuel Garcia do Nascimento. The role of nurses and patients' involvement in the clinical decision-making process. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.6, pp. 1065-1070. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692009000600021.
This paper is a literature review based on articles in the nursing field about shared clinical decision. The objectives are to examine the role of nurses and patients in the decision-making process in the context of clinical practice. To support these themes, a review of recent literature was conducted with the following results: patients prefer shared decision-making with professionals who should support and provide information to patients in order to overcome the barriers hampering patients' involvement in decision-making. There is a clear need for more research studies that address the problems in the clinical decision-making process so as to contribute to healthcare improvement.
Keywords : nursing; personal autonomy; information; decision making.