Shared decision making decision aids

Shared decision making is a process that involves two experts: the provider and the patient. The provider knows the evidence-based medical options. The patient knows his or her values and preferences.

Together, they choose a treatment, test or screen after reviewing decision aids—documents that detail the options in an unbiased manner. The process of shared decision making intends to make sure that patients are well-informed, and choose a course of care consistent with his or her values and preferences as well as the best available medical evidence.

Important: The decision aids on this website are intended to be used by a patient and provider together to make a specific decision; they do not replace medical or professional advice. Talk with your health care provider about your individual health care and decisions.

Back pain

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Considering Your Options for Low Back Pain

Self-care, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture

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Considering Your Options for Long-term (Chronic) Low Back Pain

Self-care, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Medicine, Injection, Pain Psychology, Pain Rehabilitation, Surgery

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Birth control and childbirth

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Considering Your Options for Birth Control

Natural Family Planning, Spermicides, Condoms, Sponge, The Pill, Diaphragm, Skin Patch, Vaginal Ring, Injection, Intrauterine Device, Implant, Vasectomy, Tubal Ligation

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Considering Your Childbirth Options After a Cesarean

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) or Planned Cesarean Birth

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Considering Your Options For Prenatal Genetic Testing

Screening Tests (First Trimester Screening, Second Trimester Screening, Sequential or Integrated Screening, Cell Free DNA Screening) and Diagnostic Tests (Chorionic Villus Sampling, Amniocentesis)

Breast health and cancer

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Should You Start Breast Cancer Screenings at Age 40 or 45?

Understanding Breast Cancer and Mammograms

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Breast Cancer Surgery Options

Lumpectomy With Radiation Therapy or Mastectomy

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Care after hospitalization

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Choices for Your Care after You Leave the Hospital

Home, Home Care, Short-term Rehabilitation, Long-term Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care

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Chronic kidney disease

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Treatment Options for Chronic Kidney Disease

Transplant, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Palliative Care and Hospice Care

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Colon health and cancer

Hearing loss

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Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Options

Options for Style and Technology

Heart

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Atrial Fibrillation and Options to Reduce Your Risk of Blood Clots and Stroke

Anticoagulant Medicine and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device

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Understanding Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Have the ICD Placed, Not Have the ICD Placed

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Lung cancer

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Considering Lung Cancer Screening

Having the Low-dose CT Screening, Not Having the Low-dose CT Screening

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Pain management options

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Considering Your Non-Opioid Options for Pain

Self-Care, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Pain Rehabilitation

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Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders