Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

France Légaré Contributes to an Article on a Professional Training Program on Shared Decision-Making in Elderly People Living with Neurocognitive Disorders

Shared decision making with older adults living with neurocognitive disorders is challenging for primary healthcare professionals. Authors conducted a mixed-methods study to study the implementation of a professional training program featuring an e-learning activity on shared decision making and five Decision Boxes on the care of people with neurocognitive disorders, and measure the program’s effects. Participation in the program was facilitated by ease of access, ease of use, the usefulness of training content and the availability of training credits. Training enabled healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge about risk communication and their awareness of the options. Professionals’ intention to adopt shared decision making was high before training and remained high thereafter. These findings will be used to modify the training program to improve participation rates and, ultimately, increase uptake of meaningful shared decision making with patients living with neurocognitive disorders. Read more here.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 24/08/2020