The importance of shared decision making

In this video module, Alexander Drilon and Alex Miles discuss the importance of shared decision making throughout the course of an NSCLC patient’s treatment, focusing on communication surrounding biomarker testing, and decisions on targeted therapy options and adverse event management. 

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Communication aid

Professor Drilon and Alex’s conversation has been summarized into a practical communication aid, listing key considerations from both the clinician and patient point of view for shared decision making with NSCLC patients. 

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Learning objectives

After completing this activity, you will be able to: 

  • Discuss best practice for communicating about biomarker testing and targeted treatment options with patients with NSCLC 
  • Integrate tools and guidance on shared decision making to ensure patient preference is a high priority when choosing a management strategy 

Activity overview

This module is available with synchronized slides and video/audio, with a downloadable PDF summary available. The activity is best supported via a computer or mobile device with current versions of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for the downloadable resource.   

Release date: 31st July 2023

Expiration date: 31st July 2024

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes 


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HMP Education and Springer Healthcare IME. HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

HMP Education designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

How to claim your credits

To claim your credits, you will need to complete the activity, then fill out the short evaluation form at the end of the module. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.