April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day!

Make a decision to learn the types of care your loved one would want and when.

Begin the conversations to ensure that

URChoices are their choices!

Welcome to, 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 adult children to make difficult medical decisions for their parents in the ICU and other critical care settings. 

Supporting training for individuals, URChoicesII© continuing education courses focus on enhancing the knowledge base of healthcare professionals engaged with patients' surrogates prior to, during, and after decision-making. URChoicesII© prepares professionals to meet a broad spectrum of decision-maker needs, before, during, and after the surrogate experience.

In Spring 2015, DDCI introduces URChoices2U©, a systems-based approach to foster supportive environments for adult decision-makers, from the time of entering the ICU through the time of exiting the ICU or other critical care settings.   

The work of DDCI, its programs, services, and staff, is to support decision-makers. All DDCI programs, centered in URChoices© ("your choices"), honor those adults who step forward, willingly, to accept the challenges of directing and guiding loved ones' treatments during medical crises. 

We, too, have 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 decision-maker role. Our most recent site addition, URFamilyCorner©, supports future surrogates learning from real surrogates who have been faced with making difficult decisions for those they love.   

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Whether you need assistance, have questions, or wish to share your surrogate experience as a guest in URFamily Corner©, contact us here for more information:  

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