What is this article about?
Shared decision‐making is key to improving communication and patient satisfaction in perinatal care. Many practitioners would argue that joint decision making between patients and clinicians is a natural and integral part of everyday patient care. Yet, as Hoffmann et al. (2014) suggest, shared decision‐making is more complex than this and should be considered a framework for communicating with patients about important healthcare choices that will ultimately lead to improved standards of care.