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Ottawa Personal/Family Decision Guides

The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG) and Ottawa Family Decision Guide (OFDG) are designed for any health-related and/or social decisions.

They can help people assess their decision making needs, plan the next steps, and track their progress in decision making. See this video example of the OPDG being used to coach someone making a decison.

OPDG: 2 page PDF

Ottawa Personal Decision Guide
(Two-page interactive PDF. Fill in, save your answers, and print using Adobe Reader).

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OFDG: 2 page PDF

Ottawa Family Decision Guide
(Allows 2 people involved in the decision to complete the guide.)


You may use any of these guides without requesting permission. These guides are protected by copyright but are freely available for you to use, provided you: a) cite the reference in any documents or publications; b) do not charge for or profit from them; and c) do not alter them except for prefilling them for a specific condition/decision as necessary.

Last modified: 2014-09-11.

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