January 25 2015
Dr. France Légaré will be a speaker at the E-GAPPS II conference being sponsored by Guidelines International Network North America in partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine, Section on Evidence Based Health Care, from the 2nd to 3th of March, 2015. For more details, go to http://goo.gl/ZqCuc5 or look at the promotional flyer.
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.
December 02 2014
Dr. Légaré gave a plenary on the changing landscape of primary care research at the NAPCRG annual scientific meeting, which was held in New York from the 21st to the 25th of November, 2014. This blog summarizes her plenary which highlighted how design and experimentation lead to improvement. Primary care is our laboratory and helps define us but let us never forget who should be our key focus, our patients.
December 01 2014
We are pleased to announce that on Friday, November 28, 2014, Matthew Menear successfully defended his doctoral thesis in public health at Université de Montréal! The thesis committee is also planning to submit his name for the Dean's Honours List.
November 24 2014
This review assesses the effects of the use of collaborative writing applications on process outcomes, including the behaviour of healthcare professionals and patient outcomes. The review will critically appraise and summarize current evidence on the resource use, costs, and cost-effectiveness associated with these applications and explore the effects of their various features and implementation factors on process and patient outcomes.
Authors: Archambault PM, van de Belt TH, Faber MJ, Plaisance A, Kuziemsky C, Gagnon MP, Turgeon A, Aubin K, Poitras J, Horsley T, Lapointe J, Brand K, Witteman W, Lachaine J, Légaré F.