Effective continuing professional development for translating shared decision making in primary care : a study protocol
. (2010) Effective continuing professional development for translating shared decision making in primary care : a study protocol. Implementation Science, Vol.5 . Article no. 83. ISSN 1748-5908
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Background: Shared decision making (SDM) is a process by which a healthcare choice is made jointly by the healthcare professional and the patient. SDM is the essential element of patient-centered care, a core concept of primary care. However, SDM is seldom translated into primary practice. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the principal means by which healthcare professionals continue to gain, improve, and broaden the knowledge and skills required for patient-centered care. Our international collaboration seeks to improve the knowledge base of CPD that targets translating SDM into the clinical practice of primary care in diverse healthcare systems.
Methods: Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), our project is to form an international, interdisciplinary research team composed of health services researchers, physicians, nurses, psychologists, dietitians, CPD decision makers and others who will study how CPD causes SDM to be practiced in primary care. We will perform an environmental scan to create an inventory of CPD programs and related activities for translating SDM into clinical practice. These programs will be critically assessed and compared according to their strengths and limitations. We will use the empirical data that results from the environmental scan and the critical appraisal to identify knowledge gaps and generate a research agenda during a two-day workshop to be held in Quebec City. We will ask CPD stakeholders to validate these knowledge gaps and the research agenda.
Discussion: This project will analyse existing CPD programs and related activities for translating SDM into the practice of primary care. Because this international collaboration will develop and identify various factors influencing SDM, the project could shed new light on how SDM is implemented in primary care.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences > Social Science & Systems in Health (SSSH)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Primary care (Medicine) -- Decision making, Career development, Physician and patient, Patient participation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Implementation Science|
|Publisher:||BioMed Central Ltd.|
|Official Date:||27 October 2010|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||Article no. 83|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)|
|Grant number:||247587-200910PCH-PCH-212366-I006-9115-TIBAA (CIHR)|
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