Decision Aids

When faced with a healthcare decision such as cancer screening, or a new medication or treatment, patients are often required to assess often complex information in short time frames (McDonnell, Strayer, et al, 2018).1

Decision aids (pamphlets, booklets, Web-based tools, or mobile apps)  are designed to prepare patients for conversations with healthcare providers by explaining the potential benefits and risks of certain medical decisions.

Below are evidence-based decision aids and other educational resources designed to facilitate effective communication between patients and providers.

Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid


Download the Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid or request mailed copies.

Video Overview


  1. Overview of Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening: 00:00 
  2. Shared Decision Making Exemplar: 03:08 
  3. Billing for Lung Cancer Screening: 08:21 
  4. Template for Documenting a Shared Decision Making Discussion: 9:29 
  5. Credits: 9:58

LuCa National Training Site

1McDonnell, K. K., Strayer, S. M., Sercy, E., Campbell, C., Friedman, D. B., Cartmell, K. B., & Eberth, J. M. (2018). Developing and testing a brief clinic-based lung cancer screening decision aid for primary care settings. Health Expectations. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/hex.12675.