Make sure that you understand what the health problem is that you are thinking about treating, and that you know what your choices are.
To make a good decision, you need to understand what your health problem is and what your choices are for treating that problem.
First, you need to know what disease you have (the correct diagnosis). Or, if you are not sick, you need to know what problem you are trying to avoid and how big your chances are of having that problem.
After that, you or the people taking care of you need to know what treatments there are for the problem you have or are trying to avoid.
Some decisions need to be made by groups of people. For example, if the problem is what to do about bullying at a school, how to keep traffic accidents from happening, or how to make sure that kids eat “healthy food”. For those decisions, the people involved need to first make sure they understand what the problem is and how important it is. Then they need to know what treatments (options) there are for the problem.
REMEMBER: Make sure that you understand what your health problem is and what your choices are.