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

France Légaré, Hilary Bekker, Sophie Desroches, Mary Politi, Dawn Stacey, Francine Borduas, Francine M. Cheater, Jacques Cornuz

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    Abstract

    Shared decision making (SDM) is a process by which a healthcare choice is made jointly by the healthcare professional and the patient. SDM is the essential element of patient-centered care, a core concept of primary care. However, SDM is seldom translated into primary practice. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the principal means by which healthcare professionals continue to gain, improve, and broaden the knowledge and skills required for patient-centered care. Our international collaboration seeks to improve the knowledge base of CPD that targets translating SDM into the clinical practice of primary care in diverse healthcare systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalImplementation Science
    Volume5
    Issue number83
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

    Keywords

    • primary care
    • continuing professional development
    • decision making

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