- What challenges do patients and families of various backgrounds continue to face in healthcare planning and decision making despite formal measures to promote individual autonomy?
- What support and resources do patients, families, and HCPs believe are, or would be, helpful to facilitate decision making processes that can truly promote and respect patients’ agency?
By exploring the macro and meso contexts for bedside decision making, this project has the following expected outcomes: 1. Achieve better understanding of decision making processes for patients of diverse backgrounds in complex healthcare situations. 2. Identify patients’, families’, and HCPs’ attitudes towards individual and system barriers and successes in promoting supportive decision making. 3. Develop supportive decision making guidelines that will facilitate complex decision making with/for diverse and vulnerable populations.