Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Our team publishes a protocol on the decision-making needs of older adults and their caregivers living at home

Shared decision making is an interpersonal process whereby healthcare providers collaborate with and support patients in decision-making. Older adults receiving home care need support with decision-making. In this two-phase sequential exploratory mixed methods study, authors will explore what older adults receiving home care and their caregivers need for making better health-related decisions, in a pan-Canadian healthcare organisation, SE Health. They plan to create a participant advisory group to advise them throughout the research process. In phase 1, they will invite older adults and caregivers receiving home care to share what health-related decisions they face at home and what they need for making better decisions. In phase 2, interdisciplinary health and social care providers will be invited to answer a web-based survey to share their views on the decisional needs of older adults and their caregivers. Read more here.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 16/11/2020