2 Five steps in decision making Identify the decision to be made or the problem to be solved.List all possible outcomesChoose the best alternativeAct on the decisionEvaluate the decision
3 Step 1: Identify Examine each situation and ask yourself: What decisions need to be made?Consider all the health information given or known to you, each consequence, and who else may be involved or affected
4 Step 2: OutcomesWhat are the possible choices you could make? Both positive and negativeShare your opinions w/parents, guardians, siblings, teachers, or friendsRemember that sometimes the best decision is NOT to take actionDon’t be afraid to ask for advice
5 Step 3: Chose the best alternative Weigh out the consequences of each option Think HELP:H(Healthful) What are the present health risks, if any?E(Ethical) Does this choice reflect what you and your family believe is right?L(Legal)Does this choice break any local, state, or federal laws?P(Parent Approval) Would your parents/guardians approve of this choice?Chose the best decision.
6 Step 4: Act on itUse all the present information you know and have gathered to make a responsible decisionCareful thought and preparation about your options, both positive and negative; as well as what the present situation is, or might turn out to be, is the cornerstone of making a good decisionPut your decision to action!
7 Step 5: EvaluateAfter you’ve made a decision and taken action, reflect on what happenedKey Questions :What was the outcome? Good / Bad?How did your decision affect your health and the health/well being of othersWhat did you learn from the decision?Would you make the same decision again?If not, what would you change?
8 Types of decisions Decisions – Choices in your life Five types of decisions:Planned – you weigh all the facts before making a decisionDefault – your let someone else or the circumstances make the decisionImpulse – take the first alternative availableEmotional – choose what “feels” right without thinking through itResistance – choose what will result in the least amount of conflict
9 DecisionsWhat decisions are you currently making that will/can effect your future?