Enhancing the discussion

Some look like the kind of flash cards a parent or teacher might use to help children learn basic grade school academics. Others look like simple brochures. Still others are visually inviting websites. What these roughly 15 conversation tools from the Mayo Clinic’s Knowledge, Evaluation and Research Unit (KER) have in common, however, is that they were designed to help clinicians and patients talk through decisions about medical treatment together.

The KER Unit is part of Mayo's Center for Clinical and Translational Science.