June 20 2017
We would like to congratulate our colleague Rheda Adekpedjou, PhD student in epidemiology at Université Laval, who received the Brian Haynes Annual Poster Award for a Trainee during the KT-Canada Annual Scientific Meeting. The event took place on June 15th and 16th 2017 at the Hotel Le Concorde in Quebec City.
June 05 2017
Congratulations to all the members of our team who participated in the 4th Health Research Day of the SP-POS axis on June 1st. Three of our colleagues won prizes!
Marie-Ève Poitras won the prize for Best Poster Presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow; results or protocol postdoc – Group 1.
Lionel Adisso won the prize for Best Poster Presentation; Results PhD - Group 1.
Rhéda Adekpedjou won the prize for Best Oral Presentation of an Abstract.
June 05 2017
Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, together with the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec, have launched an online platform called « Tous pour la recherche ». They invite the public to share thoughts and ideas about research on it, so that research funds can be directed towards the issues that matter the most to the people of Quebec right now. For more information, click here.
The official goals of the platform :
1-To propose at least thirty new ideas to the FRQ boards to better invest in research in Quebec
2- To bring new data to leaders and stakeholders which will guide the FRQ-S’s strategies for the next years.
3- To raise awareness among at least ten thousand new people about the importance of research in social and economic development for the province of Quebec in the future.
May 29 2017
The SPOR SUPPORT unit of Quebec recently produced a video about patient-centred research strategies, featuring Mr. Jean Légaré, patient representative, and Dr. France Légaré. In the interview, they talk about projects that they have conducted together, about the importance of patient-centred research, and how it has changed patients’ lives. You can watch it by clicking here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juQypllxJCU
May 25 2017
Our team recently published an article in ZEFQ – The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care, entitled Shared decision making in Iran: Current and future trends.
In Iran, even though there is some legislation about informed consent and patients’ rights, there are no specific policies regarding SDM. Nor are there programs to develop or evaluate decision support tools, such as decision aids. Also, although some health professionals in Iran are interested in SDM, there are no policies or clear strategies to implement SDM in the Iranian national health system. However, there is potential for SDM in Iran. Collaboration between patients, health professionals, policy makers and the government are needed to promote SDM.
May 25 2017
Our team recently published an article about SDM in West Africa, entitled Shared decision making in West Africa – The forgotten area, in ZEFQ – The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care.
Little attention has been paid to SDM in West Africa. Some decision-making tools are available, but very few support decisions among patients, and there are no known programs for implementing SDM in healthcare teams. Some obstacles are the lack of options, financial resources and low levels of education. However, some SDM innovations that have been developed for low-literacy populations could be dapted to West Africa. This study presents the challenges and possibilities of SDM in West Africa and proposes an SDM research agenda for West Africa. The authors hope to awaken an interest in SDM in the region among all possible stakeholders, from patients to health institutions.
May 24 2017
Our team recently contributed to an article published in the ZEFQ, The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care, entitled Milestones, Barriers and Beacons : Shared Decision Making in Canada Inches Ahead.
The Canadian approach to Shared Decision Making is as disparate as its healthcare system : there are currently 14 public plans (ten provincial, three territorial and one federal). Current funding climate places emphasis on patient empowerment in healthcare and their role in research. Furthermore, SDM is becoming implanted over a wide range of fields other than primary care, including elder care, pediatrics and critical care. Many models and tools regarding SDM have been developed in Canada and used worldwide. Their implantation in actual practice is, however, not widespread across the country. The Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation in Quebec City, maintains a website with SDM trainings available worldwide. However, even if all of these initiatives are positive, the future of SDM in Canada depends on if the health policies, the health professionals and the public culture fully embraces it.
May 23 2017
On May 15, our colleague Mirjam Garvelink officially received a scholarship from the Arthrtis Research Centre of Canada for her project entitled Helping seniors decide how to stay independent at home: preparing to launch an online tool (SPINACH 2.0), as part of the larger ICON project (Improving Cognitive & jOint health Network) led by Dr. Linda Li. The project consists of finalizing and evaluating the module developed during SPINACH 1.0, a video-based decision support module showing options for seniors wishing to stay independent at home for longer. The project will be financed from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018. Congratulations to Mirjam and to all of the contributors involved!
May 23 2017
We are glad to announce that the CIHR have accepted the grant application of the project entitled mATrICES-F: ApplicaTIon des Connaissances axée sur le gEnre et le Sexe des personnes en contexte Francophone, under the “Team Grant: Impact of Gender on KT Applications” contest. The project will be funded for a period of three years and is led by Dr. France Légaré, Dr. André Bilodeau and Dr. Hélène Lee-Gosselin. Congratulations to every contributor involved!
May 23 2017
We would like to congratulate our colleague Ndeye Thiaf Diouf, who recently received a scholarship from the FRQ-S for her PhD project entitled Analyse des facteurs organisationnels pouvant influencer l'implantation d’un modèle interprofessionnel de prise de décision partagée au sein des équipes de soins à domicile intervenant auprès de la clientèle âgée en perte d’autonomie (Analysis of organizational factors that could influence implementing an interprofessional shared decision making model in home care teams working with elderly clients with loss of automony). She will complete the doctorate as part of the Community Health Program (Nursing Faculty) at Laval University. Congratulations again, Ndeye!