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In this section we will regularly update content, highlighting learning from other areas and identifying key recommendations.

While professionals have to make difficult choices in their everyday practice, the current outbreak and these unprecedented times will increase the pressures to make tough decisions. Looking at other areas, where individuals operate in environments of high stakes and uncertainty, we hope to outline some key lessons that can be transferred to the current healthcare setting.

Decision-making - Professor Laurence Alison

Part one: Decision inertia

An introduction to the realities of decision inertia and people's failure to act.


Part two: How do experts avoid inertia?

Experts' ability to avoid decision inertia and some of the tools they utilise.


Part three: Accelerating expertise

How to accelerate expertise and assist your decision-making processes.

Decision-making - Dr Neil Shortland 

Part one: Understand your environment

Factors in the environment that will make it harder for you to make decisions.

Part two: Making tough choices

How people make difficult choices in extremely difficult situations.


Part three: Living with your decisions

The psychological outcomes of the choices that you make and the importance of reflecting on them.


Further information

The following documents are available for free distribution.

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