Like thoughts, health decisions can come in two types: fast and slow.
Fast decisions include those that
- have no other option but a certain intervention, such as in an emergency situation for treating severe anaphylaxis (allergic reaction) where you can't breathe. In these situations there is typically no option of doing nothing.
- are trivial - such as should I brush my teeth this morning in those with no dental problems
- or habitual, for example taking vitamin supplements each day
- or are 'outsourcable' to health professionals with good certainty of resolution - as is the case for minor medical problems that one is not that bothered by or medical problems that are resolving well with the med