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March 02 2015

Our team contributes to a published protocol in "JMIR Research Protocol"

Our team contributes to a published protocol in "JMIR Research Protocol" entitled: Opens external link in new windowImplementation and Evaluation of a Wiki Involving Multiple Stakeholders Including Patients in the Promotion of Best Practices in Trauma Care: The WikiTrauma Interrupted Time Series Protocol.

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 in « The Patient »

Our team publishes an article entitled : Opens external link in new windowIs 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 12 2015

Our team contributes to a published protocol in « Trials »

Our team publishes a protocol in “Trials” entitled: Opens external link in new windowImproving Decision making On Location of Care with the frail Elderly and their caregivers (the DOLCE study) : study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial.

This study aims to evaluate the impact of training interprofessional home-care teams in shared decision making combined with a decision aid on the proportion of elderly people who report being active in the decision-making process regarding whether to stay at home or move to a care facility.


Authors: Légaré F, Brière N, Stacey D, Bourassa H, Desroches S, Dumont S, Fraser K, Freitas A, Rivest LP et Roy L.

February 03 2015

Mirjam Garvelink publishes an article in "Health Care for Women International"


Cogratulations to Mirjam M. Garvelink, Postdoctoral Fellow with our team, for her new published article entitled:Opens external link in new window Validation of the Reproductive Concerns Scale (RCS) in Three Populations of Women.

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"

Our team contributes to a published protocol in "Systematic Reviews" entitled: Opens external link in new windowUser-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"

Our team contributes to a new article in BMC Palliative Care intitulé:Opens external link in new window «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

KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting, May 11-12, 2015 in Halifax

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

Our team contributes to a new article in PLoS One

Our team contributes to a new article in PLoS One entitled « Opens external link in new windowA systematic review of instruments to assess organizational readiness for knowledge translation in health care. »

This article presents a systematical review of organizational readiness for change (ORC) measurement instruments.

Organizational readiness for change (ORC) is a potential facilitator of effective knowledge translation (KT).

Authors: Gagnon MP, Attieh R, Ghandour el K, Légaré F, Ouimet M, Estabrooks CA, Grimshaw J.

December 15 2014

Dr. France Légaré contributes to a new article in Academic Medicine

Dr. France Légaré contributes to an article in Academic Medicine entitled: «  Opens external link in new windowAffordances 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.

December 02 2014

Final thoughts from NAPCRG annual meeting in New York, 21st to 25th of November, where Dr. France Légaré gave a plenary

Domhnall MacAuley, Associate Editor of CMAJ and professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK, reflects in the CMAJ blog on the Opens external link in new windowNorth American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) annual meeting in New York in November, and shares some of his personal highlights from this year’s meeting.

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