ASK SHARE KNOW aims to encourage and empower people to be involved in decisions about their health. Making decisions about our health is important.
However, sometimes the decisions we face involve a lot of information that is new, and can seem difficult to understand. Deciding about medical tests and treatments are some of the most stressful decisions we will have to make. BUT they are usually no more complex than other decisions we are used to making. Provided we get the right information, we can all be involved in medical decision-making, and the good thing is, health professionals will share the decision making with you.
Ask the 3 questions:
1. What are my options? (One option will always be wait and watch)
2. What are the possible benefits and harms of those options?
3. How likely are each of those benefits and harms to happen to me?