Advancing theories, models and measurement for an interprofessional approach to shared decision making in primary care: A study protocol

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Title: Advancing theories, models and measurement for an interprofessional approach to shared decision making in primary care: A study protocol
Authors: Légaré, France
Stacey, Dawn
Graham, Ian D.
Elwyn, Glen
Pluye, Pierre
Gagnon, Marie-Pierre
Frosch, Dominick
Harrison, Margaret B.
Kryworuchko, Jennifer
Pouliot, Sophie
Desroches, Sophie
Date: 2008
Abstract: Background - Shared decision-making (SDM) is defined as a process by which a healthcare choice is made by practitioners together with the patient. Although many diagnostic and therapeutic processes in primary care integrate more than one type of health professional, most SDM conceptual models and theories appear to be limited to the patient-physician dyad. The objectives of this study are to develop a conceptual model and propose a set of measurement tools for enhancing an interprofessional approach to SDM in primary healthcare. // Methods/Design - An inventory of SDM conceptual models, theories and measurement tools will be created. Models will be critically assessed and compared according to their strengths, limitations, acknowledgement of interprofessional roles in the process of SDM and relevance to primary care. Based on the theory analysis, a conceptual model and a set of measurements tools that could be used to enhance an interprofessional approach to SDM in primary healthcare will be proposed and pilot-tested with key stakeholders and primary healthcare teams. // Discussion - This study protocol is informative for researchers and clinicians interested in designing and/or conducting future studies and educating health professionals to improve how primary healthcare teams foster active participation of patients in making health decisions using a more coordinated approach.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/12944
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-2
CollectionSciences infirmières // Nursing
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