Decision Aids are designed to help people to make difficut decisions about treatments or medical tests.
NHS Direct in conjunction with East of England Strategic Health Authority has developed a series of decision aids for patients to try. Click here
to learn more. Click on one of the links below to try them out:
Click here to learn more about MAGIC (MAking Good decisions In Collaboration with patients) - joint collaboration between Newcastle and Cardiff Universities, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Cardiff and Vale Health Board.
Try this to help decide whether you should have amniocentesis or not
Decision Aid to help decide whether you should have a lumpectomy or a mastectomy for breast cancer
Do You Know?
More and more people are going on to the internet as each day goes by. But do you know how many and at what rate and what impact that is having on the way we inform people? Here is a You Tube video made by some Sony researchers in 2008 which gives us some idea of what is really happening out there and why it is essential that we embrace this technology but also start to help patients and the public to understand information and services better so that you can look after yourself and your loved ones better!
Enjoy (and turn up the volume !).
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