Stalmeier P, Volk RJ, Abhyankar P, Blumenthal-Barby J, Bravo P, Buchholz A, Col N, Ozanne E & Vidal DC (2012) Balancing the presentation of information and options. In: Volk R & Llewellyn-Thomas H (eds.) Update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration's Background Document. IPDAS Collaboration. http://ipdas.ohri.ca/resources.html
First paragraph: The extent to which a decision aid is "balanced" is the extent to which it presents -- in content, in format, and in display -- the available options and the positive and negative information about each of those options in a complete and neutral manner. The intention is to enable individuals to understand the options and their relevant information without influencing those individuals towards favouring or rejecting any particular option.
decision aids; standards