Shared Decision Making (SDM) Masterclass Toolkit

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DECIDE Masterclass Toolkit
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This toolkit contains all the resources needed for experienced facilitators to run an interactive, online shared decision making conversation masterclass. The toolkit contains a detailed running order and script for the session, facilitator notes, and handouts for participants plus some example clinical scenarios. Facilitators are encouraged to adapt the scenario to the learning needs of their participants. The toolkit can also be used for in-person training.



Tutor roles:

There is a minimum of 4 roles required to run this masterclass:

  1. Chair 
  2. Lead Tutor (plus 1-2 additional tutors in training or for large groups) 
  3. A senior tutor in role as a healthcare professional (should be a role they are familiar with) 
  4. A simulated patient/relative or a professional in role as someone of the same gender and approximate age (trained volunteer, professional or tutor


Downloadable Toolkit Contains:

  1. DECIDE image
  2. DECIDE image slide
  3. DECIDE Model
  4. Examples of shared decision making scenario:
    Lumbar puncture after subarachnoid haemorrhage (hospital setting)
  5. Using DECIDE in shared decision making conversations
  6. Scenario writing template - Shared Decision Making
  7. Webinar Masterclass Tutor Roles
  8. Webinar Masterclass Structure
  9. Realistic conversations SDM (DECIDE) handout for participants
  10. Helpful Language in Shared Decision Making
  11. Demonstration webinar of teaching method for facilitator training - NES conference 2022


This SDM (DECIDE) training resource was developed by senior clinicians and educators from NES, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, The University of Edinburgh and EC4H.


Content updated September 2022