Yarning to make health decisions together

‘Finding your way’ is a shared decision making model created with mob, for mob. It is a holistic, two-way process where Aboriginal people and their healthcare professionals make decisions together. #SDM4Mob

A guide to the shared decision making model for the mob

This is a culturally adapted model so mob can feel safe and trusted to make informed decisions based on their values and beliefs. The eight inner circles represent the core elements of shared decision making, opening doors to finding your way to health and wellbeing. The question prompt offers yarning ideas about COVID-19 vaccines.


Finding your way

A shared decision making model for mob


Yarn to bring it all together. Make a decision to act now or wait.

Decisions

Yarn to bring it all together and either decide to act now if ready (e.g. have the vaccine) or wait.
Yarn about health needs and the options.

Options

Yarn about health needs and options available including the benefits and risks of the vaccines. Ask questions, share knowledge and feelings about the vaccines.
Yarn about taking a break and making the decision later.

Take a break

Yarn about taking a break (if needed) and making the decision later. Come back and yarn on another day.
Yarn about next steps and what might get in the way

Next steps

Yarn about the next steps, including how and where to get vaccinated and what might get in the way. Follow up later.
Yarn about what is happening today and social, emotional and wellbeing.

Support

Yarn about what is happening today, including social, emotional and wellbeing needs and supports.
Yarn about family, where your mob are from and bring others into the yarn.

Family

Yarn about family and mob. If needed, bring others into the yarn for support.
Yarn about ways of knowing, being and doing to inform the decisions.

Knowing, being and doing

Yarn about ways of knowing, being and doing to inform health decisions based on a person’s values and beliefs.
Yarn about the benefits and risks and weigh up the odds.

Weigh up the odds

Yarn about the vaccines' possible benefits and risks. Compare options and weigh up the odds individually and for family and mob.

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