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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Communications and Decision Making

Effective communication is foundational for the ethical delivery of clinical care and conduct of biomedical research. A common understanding of goals and expectations between the patient and the care team or the participant and the research team is necessary for informed consent and educated decision making. Many center members study the effectiveness of communication in healthcare and research to identify opportunities for improvement. 

Learn more about the work of our center members in this area below.