Jeff Belkora developed SCOPED as a checklist for making decisions.

SCOPED stands for:

Situation, Choices, Objectives, People, Evaluation, and Decisions.

People use SCOPED to think, talk, read and write about decisions. 

Situation: clarifying known facts about my condition

Choices: clarifying which options are available

Objectives: clarifying my goals and priorities

People: clarifying roles and responsibilities

Evaluation: clarifying how my choices affect my objectives

Decisions: clarifying which choice is best and next steps