Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Questions to Confirm Next Steps

Practical Questions to Confirm Next Steps
Ask the patient to confirm what he/she needs to do before making a choice:

  1. Are you ready to make a plan?
  2. Do you need to discuss the options with anyone else?
  3. If so, with whom?_____________________________
  4. Do you need to learn more about your options?
  5. Do you need anything else to help you make your choice?
  6. Will you be ready to make the decision by______________________?
  7. If not, what is keeping you from making the decision?