Shared Decision-Making Resources
People who use WRAP make decisions about their lives, relationships, health care, and services on a regular basis. Some of these decisions are easy to make on your own, but others are more complicated or difficult. You can reduce your stress and make better choices if you use a step-by-step process to think through your situation and options.
Shared Decision-Making (SDM) is recommended by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) as a way for people to partner with their physician or other healthcare provider in making important decisions about treatment and services. In this process, you and your provider share information and consider the options, but the final decisions about treatment, services, and supports are yours to make.
These resources can help you learn more about shared decision-making:
- Workbook: What Is Right for Me? How to Make Important Decisions in Everyday Life
- Document: Your Right to Choose: Using Shared Decision Making to Support Your Recovery
- Issue Brief: Shared Decision Making: Making Recovery Real in Mental Health
- Tip Sheet: Talk About It! Shared Decision Making Communication Skills for Providers and Helpers
- Conversation Tool: Conversation Starters: Talking About Culture and Health in Shared Decision Making
- Brochure: Tips for People Who Use Mental Health Services: Taking Charge of Your Recovery
- Tip Sheet: Using Your Voice: TIPS for Talking with Your Mental Health Service Provider
- Tip Sheet: Opening the Door: Starting Difficult Conversations with Your Mental Health Service Provider
- For Supporters: Supporting Choice—Helping Others Make Important Decisions: A Step-by-Step Approach
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