Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment is a suite of new continuing professional development opportunities for primary care providers.
Participants will identify opportunities to "practise wisely", with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.
The program centres on case studies and incorporates individual reflection and group work. It helps participants to build communication skills to guide their patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health.
After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:
• Identify opportunities to reduce “too much medicine”
• Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources
• Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care
• Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization.
The workshop is structured in a modular format and is offered in 3 options:
- A 90-minute presentation to get you and your colleagues talking and acting against 'too much medicine' (Module 1)
- A half-day case-based small-group workshop (Module 1 and one of Modules 2, 3 or 4)
- A full-day deep-dive into all 4 modules
You can learn more about the modules below.