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November 20 2017

Mirjam Garvelink receives a grant from the programme Joint Transnational Call for Proposals 2017 in the category Ageing and place in digitising world!

Our colleague Mirjam Garvelink officially received a scholarship from the programme Opens external link in new windowJoint Transnational Call for Proposals 2017 in the category Ageing and place in a digitising world for her project entitled teChnology tO suppORt DecIsioN Making about Aging aT home (COORDINATEs). The project consists of conducting researches in three countries about the options for seniors so they can stay at home. The project will be financed for 3 years. Congratulations to Mirjam and to all of the contributors involved!

November 17 2017

France Légaré in the prestigious list of the 2017 highly cited researchers

Congratulations to Dr. France Légaré, Canada Research Chair Tier 1 on Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, who ranked in the top 1% of the most cited researchers for 2017 according to Web of Science. This list, created by Clarivate Analytics, lists more than 3,300 highly cited researchers. These researchers distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of articles that rank among the top 1% in their respective fields over the last 11 years. Such highly cited publications indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.

Opens external link in new windowClick here to access the Highly Cited Researchers list

November 09 2017

IHDCYH Talks video competition

The Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation is proud to participate to the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Talks video competition. This program is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s mandate.

The video proposed by the Chair is entitled « Shared Decision Making in Prenatal Screening ». 

You can watch the videos in competition and vote for your favourite before November 30th. 

November 06 2017

National Week of Caregivers 2017

The National Week of Caregivers is being held from November 5 to 11. Many studies of the Canada Resarch Chair on Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation aim to improve support for frail elderlys' caregivers, and we are following with great interest all activities related to this public health issue. 

The detailed activities schedule of the week is available on Appui pour les proches aidants d'aînés website. Congratulations for this great initiative which underlines the importance of the contribution of caregivers to our society! 

October 02 2017

Our team contributes to an article in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Our team contributed recently to the publication of an article in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, entitled Intermittent auscultation versus continuous fetal monitoring: exploring factors that influence birthing unit nurses' fetal surveillance practice using theoretical domains framework

Even if intermittent auscultation is the recommended method of fetal surveillance for healthy women in labour, the majority of women receive electronic monitoring. This study intended to identify potential influences on birthing unit nurses' use of intermittent auscultation. Barriers and facilitating factors identified will allow the development of interventions to promote the use of intermittent auscultation. 

Authors: Patey AM, Curran JA, Sprague AE, Francis JJ, Driedger SM, Légaré F, Lemyre L, Pomey MA, Grimshaw JM, Canada Prime Plus team. 

September 28 2017

Matthew Menear obtains the Health System Impact Fellowships – Host Employer Partner Organizations from CIHR

The fellowship of Dr Menear, ''Implementing and evaluating the scalability of COMPAS-SM: a patient-oriented quality improvement intervention targeting mental health care'', is one of 39 Health System Impact Fellowships. This scholarship is co-funded by the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR (IHSPR-CIHR) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

We are very proud and privileged to work with Matthew!


September 22 2017

Participation to the 4th National Health Congress - Brazil

The Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Dr. France Légaré, gave recently two presentations for the 4th National Health Congress (Congresso Nacional de Saude) organized by the federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

The first presentation was about the Canadian model for Family Medicine Education, and the second presentation was about our research program in shared decision making, with updated scientific evidence. 

For those who are comfortable with Portuguese, more information about the congress is available here

September 18 2017

Our team contributes to an article in the Canadian Family Physician journal

Our team contributed recently to an article in the Canadian Family Physician journal, entitled Shared decision in preventive health care: What it is; what it is not

Shared decision making is not about convincing the patient to follow the doctor's recommendation, nor about giving him whatever treatment he or she requests, or about leaving the patient to decide on his or her own. Shared decision making implies to identify a clear decision point, provide information about the clinical problem and options available, elicit the patient perspective and assess what matters most to him or her, and guide the patient toward a final decision. 

Authors: Grad R, Légaré F, Bell NR, Dickinson JA, Singh H, Moore AE, Kasperavicius D, Kretschmer KL.

September 15 2017

Congratulations to Andrée-Anne Tremblay - “Coup de coeur du public” (public’s choice) award

Congratulations to Andrée-Anne Tremblay, who completed a 2017 summer internship with us and who has won the “Coup de coeur du public” (public’s choice) award at Cégep Garneau’s 2017 Poster Evening for Summer Science Internships.

Thanks to the Summer Science Internships program team at Cégep Garneau for offering this opportunity to students and helping train the next generation of researchers.


August 25 2017

Our team publishes and article in "Global Health Action"

Our team published an article in Global Health Action entitled Opens external link in new window"Are mobile health applications useful for supporting shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions?".

In this paper, we discuss some recent studies on mHealth applications with relevance to shared decision making. We discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of using mHealth in shared decision making in various contexts, and suggest some directions for future research in this quickly expanding field.

Authors: Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi S, Menear M, Robitaille H, Légaré F.

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