Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

How Nurses can Intervene to Address Individual’s Unmet Decision-Making Needs
Nurses can intervene to address individual’s unmet decision-making needs by (Stacey et al., 2008):
·         providing information about options, and the benefits and harms associated with each option;
·         assessing an individual’s understanding of information about options, and the benefits and harms associated with each option;
·         assisting individuals to clarify what factors associated with each option are important to achieve or avoid;
·         helping individuals build skills in deliberation and communication;
·         assessing support needs;
·         monitoring and facilitating progress in decision-making; and screening for implementation needs.