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Inventory of Shared Decision Making Programs for Healthcare Professionals

As a part of the Opens external link in new windowEffective Continuing Professional Development for Translating Shared Decision Making in Primary Care project, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), we are happy to post our inventory of programs and training activities dedicated to shared decision making. This inventory is a detailed list of training activities from around the world, designed for all kinds of healthcare professionals. The activities teach professionals about shared decision making and help them integrate the approach into their daily practice. Click here to access the list of training programs/activities and the full list of programs will appear at the bottom of this page. You can also use the search engine at the bottom of the page (enter author's name, country, clinical setting, language). 

This inventory will be updated regularly, so please contact us if you wish to add a program or share relevant information. We welcome your comments and will use them to improve this website and keep the inventory up-to-date. 

For more information on the project and our methods, we invite you to read our Opens external link in new windowresearch protocol, published in Implementation Science. You may also contact us at:

France Légaré, B. Sc. Arch, MD, MSc, PhD, CCFP, FCFP
Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation
Université Laval






Training health professionals in shared decision making: Update of an international environmental scan.

Diouf NT, Menear M, Robitaille H, Painchaud Guérard G, Légaré F. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Jun 14. pii: S0738-3991(16)30272-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.06.008. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Training health professionals in shared decision-making: an international environmental scan.

Légaré F, Politi MC, Drolet R, Desroches S, Stacey D, Bekker H; SDM-CPD Team. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Aug;88(2):159-69. Epub 2012 Feb 1. Review.

How can continuing professional development better promote shared decision-making? Perspectives from an international collaboration.

Légaré F, Bekker H, Desroches S, Drolet R, Politi MC, Stacey D, Borduas F, Cheater FM, Cornuz J, Coutu MF, Ferdjaoui-Moumjid N, Griffiths F, Härter M, Jacques A, Krones T, Labrecque M, Neely C, Rodriguez C, Sargeant J, Schuerman JS, Sullivan MD. Implement Sci. 2011 Jul 5;6:68. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-6-68.

Effective continuing professional development for translating shared decision making in primary care: A study protocol.

Légaré F, Bekker H, Desroches S, Politi M, Stacey D, Borduas F, Cheater FM, Cornuz J, Coutu MF, Donner-Banzhoff N, Ferdjaoui-Moumjid N, Griffiths F, Härter M, Jackson C, Jacques A, Krones T, Labrecque M, Rodriguez R, Rousseau M, Sullivan M. Implement Sci. 2010 Oct 27;5:83. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-5-83.

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