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Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 459214, 6 pages -

Review ArticleDepartment of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Received 15 October 2014; Revised 24 April 2015; Accepted 27 April 2015

Academic Editor: Niccola Funel

Copyright © 2015 Sayali A. Pendharkar and Maxim S. Petrov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Diseases of the pancreas are often very challenging for both patients and doctors as well as pose a considerable burden on healthcare system. Emerging evidence on the importance of shared-decision making in medicine stresses the need to integrate best clinical evidence and patient-reported outcomes to deliver optimal patient care. This paper argues that patient-centered care should no longer be a hermit in management of pancreatic diseases in the 21st century.

Autor: Sayali A. Pendharkar and Maxim S. Petrov



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