Lung Health Checks

The Importance of Lung Health Checks Attending a lung health check can lead to early diagnosis and successful treatment of respiratory conditions. Telephone Assessment A telephone assessment is a crucial step in the healthcare process that involves a 20-minute conversation with a trained nurse.

Shared Decision Making

Shared decision-making ensures that individuals are supported to make decisions that are right for them. It is a collaborative process through which a clinician supports a patient to reach a decision about their treatment.

The conversation brings together:

  • the clinician’s expertise, such as treatment options, evidence, risks and benefits
  • what the patient knows best: their preferences, personal circumstances, goals, values and beliefs.

These are the four questions that help you, the patient, to make the right choices about your care:

  1. What are my choices?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  3. What if I do nothing?
  4. Where can I find more information and support?

You need to use these questions when meeting health care professionals to explore the treatment options that work for you.