Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Factors Influencing Patient Decision Making in CKD

FACTORS INFLUENCING DECISIONS FOR CKD PATIENTS

EXAMPLE

Interpersonal relationships

Opinions  of others

Knowing others’ experiences

Interactions between providers and patient

Self-perceived burden to family

Trust in providers

Preservation of current  well-being, normality and quality of life

Concerns about daily living

 

Maintaining  current  lifestyle

Need for control

Wish for personal preferences to shape future

Managing the situation

Maintaining  individuality

Being personally responsible

Personal weightings for benefit/risk ratios

Perceptions  about outcomes and consequences of dialysis

Willingness to take chances

Fear if things don’t go well

Potential for disappointment

Information overload

Too much information gathered by searching the Internet, speaking to others and provided by health care professionals

Chronic Disease
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