A 4-Hour Workshop in the URChoices© Series
URChoices are their choices!
Welcome to URChoices.net, home of Decision Dynamics Consulting, Inc.
Here at DDCI, we're dedicated to developing and implementing systems to support healthcare surrogates, the substitute decision-makers who guide and direct medical treatment for loved ones in intensive care units (ICUs).
As other adults, not medical patients, make 70-90% of ICU decisions, we created URChoices© training to equip adults, spouses, adult children, parents, to make difficult medical decisions for their loved ones in the ICU and other critical care settings.
Supporting training for individual professionals, URChoicesII© offers education courses that focus on enhancing the knowledge base of healthcare professionals engaged with patient surrogates and proxies prior to, during, and after decision-making. URChoicesII© prepares these professionals to meet a broad spectrum of decision-maker needs, before, during, and following the treatment decision experience.
In Fall 2015, DDCI introduces URChoices2U©, a systems-based approach to foster supportive environments for adult decision-makers, from the time of ICU entry through exit, or, when directing a loved one's treatment in other critical care settings.
The work of DDCI, its programs, services, and staff, is to support surrogate and proxy decision-makers. All DDCI programs, center on supporting URChoices© ("your choices"), to honor the adults who willingly step forward to accept the challenges of directing and guiding loved ones' treatments during medical crises.
As we have also made decisions for someone we love, we know that making treatment choices, with or without patient guidance, can be challenging. DDCI staff are available to speak with employee groups, healthcare consumers, and civic organizations about ways to prepare for and survive the surrogate or proxy decision-maker role. Our most recent site addition, URFamilyCorner©, supports future surrogates and proxies in learning from real decision-makers who share their experiences in making difficult decisions for those they love.
We welcome your comments and suggestions. Whether you need assistance, have questions, or wish to share your decision experience as a guest in URFamily Corner©, contact us here for more information: