University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

NSG 6133 – Decision Making in Clinical Practice

Course Description: Examination of decision models as they relate to decision making at the client, practitioner and policy maker levels. Exploration of decision support strategies, allowing students to study client decision making and to develop and evaluate their decision support skills.

Session: Spring (May-June)

Credits: A total of 3 credits composed of Theory 1.5 credits (19.5 hours) and Practicums 1.5 credits (58.5 hours)


Dawn Stacey RN PhD
613-562-5800 ext. 8419
Fax 613-562-5443

Eligibility: This elective course in the Masters of Science in Nursing program is open to "Special Students" upon request.

Objectives: Upon completion of NSG 6133 will enable students to:

  1. Appraise conceptual models of decision making and decision support.
  2. Analyse the constructs underlying the nursing diagnosis of decisional conflict.
  3. Identify the gaps in research in providing and implementing decision support.
  4. Develop skills in using tools to assess clients' decision making needs.
  5. Plan and evaluate decision support strategies for clients facing difficult decisions.
  6. Develop skills in self-evaluation of decision support skills.

Last modified: 2022-10-18.