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King’s College London Case Study: My Self Help Tool Offers Innovative Support for Young People at Risk of Self-Harm

A ‘smart’ breakthrough in the treatment of young people who self harm could be on the horizon! The My Self Help tool, developed by Camden-based tech firm Maldaba in close liaison with King’s College London, University of Bristol, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and NSPCC, is a web-based application that supports decision-making for young people who self harm. Read More

When is Shared Decision Making actually Shared?

There is a lot of publicity about Shared Decision Making. For example the term comes-up a lot in regards to healthcare, when a patient is included in the dialogue with the healthcare professional to decide on the most appropriate course of treatment. Sounds great, except that the issues around implementation and barriers to entry for daily use can result in at best an inconsistent approach to how Shared Decision Making is perceived by both professionals and the general public. Given that Maldaba's been involved in this area since before the term had become common parlance, I thought it was time to write about our perspective of design, development and implementation. Read More