Professional training

Our team specializes in training healthcare professionals by helping them developing the skills that will allow them to promote patient participation in decision making.

The training offered by our team mainly targets medical students, residents in family medicine, and practicing healthcare professionals.

Training for Practicing Healthcare Professionals

When it is difficult to make a decision

By : France Légaré
90 minutes workshop
Objectives :
  • Recognize clinical situations in which the patient is likely to experience difficulty making a decision;
  • Identify patients who are faced with difficult decisions;
  • Identify modifiable factors that contribute to the patient's decision ;
  • Recognize the facilitators and barriers to integrating new knowledge into the practice of family medicine.
Target audience : Family physicians, residents, nurse clinicians, health professionals (ideally members of interdiscipinary patient care teams)
Teaching methods : Presentations, video demonstrations, discussion
Evaluation :Evaluation: This training workshop was evaluated and the results published in Medical Decision Making: Impact of the Ottawa Decision Support Framework on the agreement and the difference between patients' and physicians' decisional conflict.

Programme de formation DÉCISION+

By : France Légaré, Michel Labrecque, Annie LeBanc et l'équipe de DÉCISION+
540 minutes workshop
Objectives :
  • Programme de 3 ateliers de 3 heures
  • Estimer le plus exactement possible les probabilités diagnostiques des infections aiguës des voies respiratoires : rhinosinusite aiguë, pharyngo-amygdalite aiguë, bronchite aiguë, otite moyenne aiguë;
  • Connaître les risques et les bénéfices de toutes les options thérapeutiques disponibles y compris celle de « ne rien faire»;
  • Communiquer efficacement ces risques et bénéfices;
  • Favoriser la participation active du patient à la décision;
  • Favoriser la prise de décision partagée en matière d'antibiotiques pour les infections aiguës des voies respiratoires.
Target audience : Médecins de famille, résidents en médecine familiale
Teaching methods : atelier, démonstration vidéo, discussion réflexive.
Evaluation : Does training family physicians in shared decision making promote optimal use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections? Study protocol of a pilot clustered randomized controlled trial

Training for Residents in Family Medicine

Shared decision making

By : France Légaré and Michel Cauchon
90 minutes workshop
Objectives :
  • Identify clinical situations that are appropriate for shared decision making;
  • Identify the principal elements of shared decision making;
  • Integrate screening for decisional conflict (also known as decisional comfort) into his/her practice;
  • Present the principal characteristics of decision aids that facilitate shared decision making.
Target audience : Medical residents in Familiy Medicine
Teaching methods : Presentations, role play, discussion
Evaluation :

Training for First-Year Medical Students

Training for First-Year Medical Students

By : France Légaré, Dawn Stacey, Maria De Koninck et Nathalie Brière
120 minutes workshop
Objectives :
  • Explain the “finding common ground” element in the patient-centred clinical method (PCCM);
  • Recognize the importance of finding common ground with the patient so as to facilitate his/her adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions;
  • Identify the principal approaches to finding common ground with the patient, both in clinical situations where a best choice is clear (scientific certainty) or and in clinical situations where it is impossible to guarantee a given result;
  • Present the patient with the principal elements of shared decision making and describe the principal characteristics of decision aids that favour shared decision making.
Target audience : First-year medical students
Teaching methods : Presentations, role play, discussion
Evaluation :