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Investigación y Educación en Enfermería

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SARA, Mendoza P.; JOFRE A., Viviane  and  VALENZUELA S., Sandra. Decision-making in health and the Ottawa decision-support framework. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.1, pp.86-92. ISSN 0120-5307.

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.

Keywords : Decisional conflict; Decisions-making in health; Ottawa Decision-support framework.

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