DECISION-MAKING IN HEALTH AND THE OTTAWA DECISION- SUPPORT FRAMEWORK

Sara Mendoza P., Viviane Jofré A, Sandra Valenzuela S

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This article analyses the Ottawa Decision- support Framework proponed by the Canadian nurse Annette M. O´Connors to help strategic decision-making in Health and its usefulness in the nurses´intervention in the family and the community. When conflicting opinions have to be considered before making a decision, the nursing professionals should assume a protagonist part. Therefore they have to develop abilities to support their patients when they face conflicts. The Ottawa Decision Support Framework is a very useful reference to help people, especially women, when they should assume a more active part in decisions that affect their health.

 


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