Foundations of medical decision-making for older adults with cardiovascular disease

Hannah I. Lipman, Ankur Kalra, James N. Kirkpatrick

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


In order to help older adults with cardiovascular disease navigate complex decisions, clinicians must know tenets of medical ethics and have good communication skills. The elements of decision making capacity and informed consent are reviewed, using relevant clinical examples to illustrate the basic concepts. The shared decision making model, by which clinician and patient work together to determine the plan of care, is described. Useful communication techniques to implement shared decision making are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geriatric Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Medical decision-making
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Foundations of medical decision-making for older adults with cardiovascular disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this