CFN Investigator receives Canadian Medical Association Medal of Service
Dr. France Légaré and Dr. Léo-Paul Landry have received the Medal of Service from the Canadian Medical Association. A passionate advocate for patient engagement and empowerment, Dr. France Légaré was a trailblazer in recognizing the need for patients to have a say in their own treatment. In the 1990s, when she first raised the idea for a patient decision aid tool, the medical establishment scoffed, but her persistence and research have now made shared decision-making an effective patient–physician practice. She is also a prolific author on the subject, providing evidence to support the increased integration of shared decision-making into medical education, policy and health system reform.
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