March 02 2015
Our main objective will be to study the combined effect of WikiTrauma and Wiki101 on the quality of care in four trauma centers in Quebec. We expect that this study will add important and unique evidence about the effectiveness, safety, and cost savings of using collaborative platforms to adapt knowledge implementation tools across jurisdictions.
Authors: Archambault PM, Turgeon AF, Witteman HO, Lauzier F, Moore L, Lamontagne F, Horsley T, Gagnon MP, Droit A, Weiss M, Tremblay S, Lachaine J, Le Sage N, Émond M, Berthelot S, Plaisance A, Lapointe J, Razek T, Van de Belt TH, Brand K, Bérubé M, Clément J, Grajales lii FJ, Eysenbach G, Kuziemsky C, Friedman D, Lang E, Muscedere J, Rizoli S, Roberts DJ, Scales DC, Sinuff T, Stelfox HT, Gagnon I, Chabot C, Grenier R, Légaré F, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
February 16 2015
Our team publishes an article entitled : Is Shared Decision Making a Utopian Dream or an Achievable Goal? in The Patient
The idea of shared decision making (SDM) between patient and physician grew out of a generalized challenge to traditional social hierarchies that occurred in the middle of the last century. Governments have espoused SDM, thousands of articles about it have been published, and evidence has shown that it improves some of the healthcare processes as well as patient outcomes. Yet it has not been widely adopted. From their cross-disciplinary perspective (practical theology and clinical medicine), the authors locate this reluctance in the unfolding of scientific paradigm shifts, summarize the perceived risks and benefits of SDM and the evidence for each, and suggest practical, achievable approaches for clinicians. Finally, they explore some important emerging territories for SDM.
Authors: Blair L, Légaré F.
February 03 2015
Authors: Garvelink MM, Ter Kuile MM, Louwé LA, Hilders CG, Stiggelbout AM.
February 03 2015
Our team contributes to a published protocol in "Systematic Reviews" entitled: User-centered design and the development of patient decision aids: protocol for a systematic review.
This systematic review will provide evidence of current practices to inform approaches for involving patients and other stakeholders in the development of patient decision aids.
Authors: Witteman HO, Dansokho SC, Colquhoun H, Coulter A, Dugas M, Fagerlin A, Giguere AM, Glouberman S, Haslett L, Hoffman A, Ivers N, Légaré F, Légaré J, Levin C, Lopez K, Montori VM, Provencher T, Renaud JS, Sparling K, Stacey D, Vaisson G, Volk RJ, Witteman W.
January 12 2015
Our team contributes to a new article in BMC Palliative Care intitulé: «Initiating decision-making conversations in palliative care: an ethnographic discourse analysis».
Decision-making conversations and the initiation thereof were framed by the organization of care and the referral process prior to initial encounters. While symptom management was taken for granted as part of health care professionals' expected role, engaging in decisions regarding preparation for death implicitly remained under patients' control. This work makes important clinical contributions by exposing the rhetorical function of family physicians' discourse when introducing palliative care decisions.
Authors: Bélanger E, Rodriguez C, Groleau D, Légaré F, Macdonald M.E., Marchand R.
December 16 2014
The second KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Westin Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS on May 11th and 12th, 2015. This year, the discussion will be on Patient and Partner Engagement.
Plenary speakers include: Prof. Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, Director of W-CAHRD, Director of NIHR CLAHRC WM, University of Warwick.
Panel discussion on stakeholder engagement with: Krista Connell (NSHRF), Jean Slutsky (PCORI), Linda Wilhelm (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance) and others.
KT Consultations sessions with Canadian KT experts including: Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, David Johnson, France Légaré, Sumit (Me2) Majumdar, Sharon Straus.
KT Canada invite you to submit abstracts on advancing the science of KT.
Deadline: February 16, 2015 11:59 PM ET
You can download the flyer for more information on how to submit an abstract and register.
December 15 2014
Dr. France Légaré contributes to an article in Academic Medicine entitled: « Affordances of Knowledge Translation in Medical Education: A Qualitative Exploration of Empirical Knowledge Use Among Medical Educators ».
The article discusses about constraining and facilitating affordances of empirical medical education knowledge use.
The results shows that affordances of the medical education practice environment influence empirical knowledge use. Developing strategies for effective knowledge translation thus requires careful assessment of contextual factors that can enable, constrain or inhibit evidence use. Empirical knowledge use is most likely to occur among medical educators who are afforded rich, facilitative opportunities for participation in creating, seeking, and implementing knowledge.
Authors: Onyura B, Légaré F, Baker L, Reeves S, Rosenfield J, Kitto S, Hodges B, Silver I, Curran V, Armson H, Leslie K.