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Facilitating Shared Decision-Making in Patients With SLE

  • Authors: Michelle Ann Petri, MD, MPH
  • CME / CE Released: 5/12/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 5/12/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, primary care providers, obstetricians, and gynecologists.

The goal of this activity is to improve healthcare provider understanding of how to implement shared decision-making in management of patients with lupus, and its impact on patient outcomes. 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Engaging patients with lupus in shared decision-making 
  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Evaluating the potential impact and side effects of current lupus treatments 
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Ensure adherence to lupus treatment


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  • Michelle Ann Petri, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Hopkins Lupus Center
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Participation by Dr Petri does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

    Disclosure: Michelle Ann Petri, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: AbbVie; Amgen; AstraZeneca; Blackrock; Bristol Myers Squibb; Eli Lilly; Exagen; Glenmark; GlaxoSmithKline; IQVIA; Janssen; Merck EMD Serono; Novartis; Sanofi Japan; Thermofisher; UCB
    Received grants for clinical research from: AstraZeneca; Eli Lilly; Exagen; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen; Thermofisher


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Owns stock, stock options or bonds from: Kallyope, Inc. 

  • Frances McFarland, PhD, MA

    Medical Writer, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Frances McFarland, PhD, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME, CE Reviewer / Nurse Planner

  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape and Lupus Foundation of America (LFA).

In support of improving patient care, Medscape LLC 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.

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Facilitating Shared Decision-Making in Patients With SLE

Authors: Michelle Ann Petri, MD, MPHFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 5/12/2021

Valid for credit through: 5/12/2022