Workshop for Non-Physicians
Decision quality can be improved by recognizing the types of decisions that are likely to cause decisional conflict, assessing whether an individual is having difficulty making a decision and the specific factors leading to the difficulty, and addressing these factors.
- Recognize clients experiencing decisional conflict
- Identify strategies to assess and address decision making needs
- Use tools to coach a client in making difficult decisions
- Identify sources of decision support tools
- Learn strategies for helping patients interpret risk information
How to use this slide set
- This slide set can be used independently or can be presented to a group.
If being used independently it is best to view in the "Notes Page" view. To view in Notes Page view you must save the slide set to your computer rather than opening directly from the Web.
- It is recommended that module I be completed before moving on to the others. Modules II, III, IV, and V do not have to be viewed in sequence.
- When you have completed the program please complete the evaluation form as this feed back will assist us in improving the program.
- Module I- Key Concepts (PPT)
An introduction to the background, research, some of the science of decision making and the basic concepts that are useful as context for the decision support process.
- Module II-Using the Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (PPT)
Participants will be guided through using the Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG), a generic tool, to work through a decision
- Module III: Decision aids designed to help with specific decisions (PPT)
Information about the components of decision aids, their effectiveness and how to access them.
- Module IV: Resources (PPT)
Introduction to useful websites to learn more about shared decision making and decision support and to access tools you can use in your practice.
- Module V: Communicating risk information (PPT)
Tips on how to frame risk/benefit information in a way that makes it easier to put it in context and better understand how large the potential risk or benefit is.
- Ottowa Personal Decision Guide For People Facing Tough Health or Social Decisions (PDF)
- HealthWise Decision Points in WebMD (DOC)
- Should I put my relative with Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home? (PDF)
- Personal stories about putting a relative with Alzheimer's or other dementia in a nursing home (PDF)
- Presenting Risk Information: Helping Your Patients with Health Numeracy (PDF)
- Shared Decision Making Resources (PDF)