The Open Talk model

Building on the research on shared decision-making [1], we have worked in partnership with young people and CAMHS professionals to develop the Open Talk decision-making model. The Open Talk model aims to provide a practical framework for CAMHS practitioners to build on their existing skills and expertise to reflect on how decision-making with young people can be more open, visible and explicit.

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Support me to know: That there is a decision...

Young person Young person and professional Professional

Ask me what options I think there are Talk...

Support me to think through and weigh up the...

Talk with me about how I feel about the...

Explain what you think is the best option for...

Clarify how able I feel to do this. This...

Check in and clarify my understanding about what decision...

 

[1]

Makoul, G. and Clayman, M. (2006). ‘An integrative model of shared decision making in medical encounters’.Patient Education and Counselling, 60, 301-312.

Wolpert, M., Hoffman, J., Abrines, N., Feltham, A., Baird, L., Law, D., Martin, K., Constable, A. and Hopkins, K. (2014). Closing the Gap: Shared Decision Making in CAMHs. Final Report for Closing the Gap through Changing Relationship. London: The Health Foundation.

A full bibliography can be found in the Open Talk resource section