Making Informed Decisions – Use the BRAND Acronym

B=What are the Benefits of the proposed intervention, test, medication? What Benefits do you expect for me from this intervention, test or medication?

R= What are the Risks of the proposed intervention, test, or medication? What Risks would be of concern in my case?

A=What Alternatives would be available to try?

N=What happens if I do Nothing?

D=Make a Decision based on the rational factors and your intuition and move forward with Confidence.