Values And Preference Adoption

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Llewellyn-Thomas & Crump (2013) define preferences as a person’s overall most-favored option, after taking into account his/her attitudes toward the detailed characteristics of each option. Preference elicitation” involves identifying which options are, overall, most favored by the patient. Values have been defined as qualities that an individual considers desirable or not, and in medical decision making situations, they often relate to quantity or quality of life. In other words, “values” refers to a person’s informed attitudes about the relative desirability/undesirability of a health care option’s unique characteristics and possible benefits and harms. This definition is in contrast to the broad context of conceptualizing values as the overarching
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