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The Oliver Center is committed to providing immediate use toolsi that can enhance doctor-patient communication. On this page, you’ll find a general decision aid applicable to most health-related decisions as well as condition-specific resources for you to incorporate into the patient encounter.

When your patients and their care partners are facing more than one choice, we encourage you to offer the Ottawa Personal Decision Guides (9 languages available)i. The guides can help patients identify their decision-making needs, plan the next steps, track their progress, and share their views about the decision

English - Ottawa Personal Decision GuideOttawa Personal Decision Guide (English) interactive PDF or printable.

En Espanol: Guía de Apoyo Decisional de OttawaEn Espanol: Guía de Apoyo Decisional de Ottawa

For specific conditions, check out the Mayo Clinic's knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit or use links below for direct access to up-to-date, research-based, ready-to-use tools on topics including:

iThe information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; UTMB does not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.

Ottawa guides are protected by copyright but are freely available for you to use, provided you: a) cite the reference in any documents or publications; b) do not charge for or profit from them; and c) do not alter them except for prefilling them for a specific condition/decision as necessary.

Keywords: Shared Decision Making, SDM, Shared Decision Tools