CFP Article Series
Throughout 2017 and 2018, past and present members of the Task Force contributed to an ongoing series of articles called Prevention in Practice and published in Canadian Family Physician. The series aimed to provide primary care practitioners with concrete advice on how to implement preventive health evidence into their work and how to engage in shared, informed decision making with patients.
The article series covered topics including shared decision making, communicating the balance between benefits and harms, eliciting patient values and preferences, and using knowledge translation tools.
Click the links below to visit each article:
- Implementing preventive health care recommendations in family medicine: Introducing a series from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Vol. 63, Issue 7; 1 Jul 2017)
- Better decision making in preventive health screening: Balancing benefits and harms (Vol. 63, Issue 7; 1 Jul 2017)
- Shared decision making in preventive health care: What it is; what it is not (Vol. 63, Issue 9; 1 Sep 2017)
- Knowledge translation tools in preventive health care (Vol. 63, Issue 11; 1 Nov 2017)
- Eliciting patient values and preferences to inform shared decision making in preventive screening (Vol. 64, Issue 1; 1 Jan 2018)
- Patient perspectives: Exploring patient values and preferences (Vol. 64, Issue 1; 1 Jan 2018)
- Understanding and communicating risk: Measures of outcome and the magnitude of benefits and harms (Vol 64, Issue 3; Mar 2018)
- Choosing guidelines to use in your practice (Vol. 64, Issue 5; 1 May 2018)
- Screening: when things go wrong (Vol. 64, Issue 7; 1 Jul 2018)
- Overdiagnosis: causes and consequences in primary health care (Vol. 64, Issue 9; 1 Sep 2018)
- Practice organization for preventive screening (Vol. 64, Issue 11; 1 Nov 2018)