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The purpose of the Decision Making RIG is to advance inquiry of various aspects of decision-making within nursing science, provide a forum for disseminating knowledge relative to decision-making, promote opportunities for scholarly networking and mentoring and recognize significant contributions of nurses to decision science research.

The Decision Making RIG is fortunate to have many experienced and funded researchers who actively contribute to the body of decision-making knowledge. Our members embrace a rich diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of decision-making and choice behaviors, including: nurses' clinical reasoning and decision-making, self-management decisions in heart failure, decision-making in care-giving for dementia, women's decisions about menopause and depressive symptom management, cultural aspects of decision-making, and women's decision-making about breast cancer treatment.

Who Should Join?

  • Nurses and nursing students with an interest in decision making science, clinical reasoning in nursing practice, shared provider-health care recipient decision making, or choice behaviors of health care recipients in all arenas of nursing practice.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Increase membership by 10%.
  • Increase communication by leveraging novel communication strategies (use of new MNRS website RIG specific page, social media)
  • Collaborate with another RIG for either a competitive co-sponsored symposium or a pre-conference workshop.

2018-2019 Goals

  • Increase membership by reaching out to past members who may not realize they did not re-select the RIG in their membership
  • Continue communication via newsletter and highlighting of membership quarterly
  • Submit guaranteed symposium abstract for 2019 meeting

2018-2019 Section Contacts

Chair  Karen O. Moss
Tanya Trotter
Chair-Elect     Richard Martin
Past Chair Lisa Carter-Harris
Grant Rep




Recent Activities/Highlights

  • Congratulations to Decision Making RIG chair Dr. Lisa Carter-Harris who is the recipient of an R15 grant funded by the National Cancer Institute to test the conceptual model she developed to understand lung cancer screening participation from the perspective of the individual making the decision to screen or not for lung cancer. This is a 3-year mixed methods study that will help advance the state of the science in this emerging cancer screening option for high-risk smokers.

2018-2019 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens: To be announced
Closes:To be announced

Outstanding Dissertation /Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Award
Emerging Scholar Award
Senior Researcher Award

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

Click here to view the RIG Minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference.

Click here to view the RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.

Click here to view the RIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Decision Making LinkedIn page, click here.

RIG Listserv

A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

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