It is very fashionable and politically correct to talk about informed choice and shared decision making when it comes to doctor/patient relationships. However in practice most clinicians only pay lip service to this deal. Anna Maslin's book 'sharing the decisions' sets the record straight and describes the theory and practice of the true integration of the patients values and priorities into making medical decisions that can have the greatest impact on the length and quality of life of the individual. Professor Michael Baum, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London
About the Author
Trevor Powles is at Royal Marsden Hospital, London.