Practising Wisely and POD
A successful first session
It was a lively atmosphere and a full house for the first Practising Wisely training session attended by about 20 physicians at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Dr. Guylène Thériault, Dr. René Wittmer and Dr. Geneviève Bois discussed various topics such as overmedicalization, responsible management of tests and communication with patients. This new training program is the result of close collaboration between the QMA and the Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP).
A second session (in French and English) will be held on August 20 at the Québec City Convention Centre. For more information or to register, click here.
Presentation of the Practising Wisely program as an innovation at the «Symposium sur les innovations du CQMF»
Practising Wisely was one of the projects that garnered the most interest at this symposium on May 24. Dr. Géraldine Lachance-Fortin explained how the training offered jointly by the QMA and QCFP can help reduce the negative impact of overdiagnosis and overmedicalization, especially in Québec’s family and university medicine groups: “This training promotes a culture change by involving residents in training who will transmit these new approaches in their future practice.”
Practising Wisely in your clinic or institution
The QMA and QCFP are giving you a chance to take the Practising Wisely training at your clinic or medical centre. The training will give your team the tools to help adopt a practice that takes overmedicalization into account. This issue has detrimental effects not only on our health care system, but especially on the quality of care given to patients. Feel free to contact Ms. Émilie Goulet for more information!