Clinical practice guidelines can assist patients and the public in making heath care decisions provided they’re communicated effectively, a topic that will be addressed on Weds Jan 18 by Nancy Santesso at CHEPA’s first seminar of the new year.
Santesso, an assistant professor in McMaster’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI) and Deputy Director of Cochrane Canada, notes that clinical practice guidelines are typically written for health care professionals and program managers to provide guidance when making health care decisions, but they are also meant to assist patients and the public when making their own health care decisions.
However, patients may not be aware the information from clinical practice guidelines is available or relevant to them. Her seminar will draw from a variety of studies showing that patients and the public do want this information, but that it needs to be personalized and provide guidance about how to apply it to their own situations, as well as explaining ‘why’.
The seminar will be held on Weds Jan 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in CRL-B119. All are welcome to attend.
If you are unable to attend in person you are welcome to participate remotely online, using WebEx. If it is your first time using WebEx, you must first set up your computer by clicking here and following the instructions. Once you’ve set it up you won’t need to do it again for future seminars.
After you’ve set up your computer, click here to participate in Nancy Santesso’s seminar. The meeting password is: chepaseminar