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Lunch hour conferences 2012

Elaborating practice guidelines in the social sector: from the decision to develop them to their implementation in practice

April 17, 2012

By : Sylvie Beauchamps, Ph. D.,
researcher-consultant, INESSS

Jean-Pierre Duplantie, Ph. D.,
special advisor, INESSS

In January 2010, before it became INESSS, the Agence d’évaluation des technologies et des modes d’intervention en santé has established the Committee on practice guidelines in the social services sector. Composed of representatives of associations of institutions, academic institutions, research funding, MSSS, professional bodies, transfer of knowledge organization, universities and users, the committee’s mandate was to develop a common vision of practice guidelines in the social sector.

The committee’s works were so rich that the authors have undertaken to analyze their position and compare it with the scientific literature on the subject. On March 1, 2012, was launched a methodological guide entitled "Towards a methodology for developing practice guidelines in the social services sector: position of the Committee on practice guidelines in the sector of social services."

This lunch hour talk will be an opportunity to hear authors on emerging method from the committee’s works. What is a practice guideline? When should we make a practice guideline rather than a systematic review or a field evaluation? Which experts should be involved? What data should be collected? Once these data are synthesized, how should they be transformed to make them accessible to various stakeholders? What are the barriers and factors facilitating implementation?

Why a good idea as the integration of services is taking so long to implement ?

May 25, 2012

By: Yves Couturier,
holder of Canada Research Chair in Professional Integration Practices of Gerontology Services, Université de Sherbrooke

Louis Demers,
professor, École nationale de santé publique

Francis Etheridge,
doctoral student and organizational change specialist

This conference will address the results of a study on the implementation status of Quebec’s project to integrate services in three health and social services centres and will allow to reflect on the conditions that affect the ability of institutions to fully achieve the outcomes of the reform. It will also present the opportunity to discuss a new research project aimed at better understanding the role of health and social services agencies in Quebec and health agencies in France in the context of services integration.

Strategies for implementing quality indicators for primary care health service professionals and managers in Québec.

October 10, 2012

By : Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, MD,
Acting Director, Scientific Affairs, Alliances and Networks, INESSS

Almost ten years ago, Québec began implementing a number of changes aimed at improving the care and services provided in the primary care sector. It was in this context, and mainly in response to needs expressed by health professionals, that the DOSPLI asked the INESSS to develop quality indicators related to the management of a number of chronic diseases.

This process, carried out in close collaboration with the health network, led to the development of approximately one hundred indicators characterized according to the strength of the evidence supporting them, their pertinence in the eyes of the users and health professionals consulted, and the challenges posed by their measurement in the current informational context in Québec. This process also produced some proposals aimed at supporting the implementation of these indicators (see the INESSS report).

This lunch hour talk presents an opportunity to discuss these proposals and the challenges of introducing quality indicators into clinical practices in Québec. It is intended for managers, health professionals and other actors from different sectors concerned by this topic. A presentation on the prospects for action by the DOSPLI will follow the talk.

Impacts of the arrival of the baby boomers into the upper age brackets on the supply and demand of home care services.

December 13, 2012

By: Jacques Légaré,
Professor Emeritus, Demography Department, Université de Montréal

The goals of this talk are threefold. The first is to raise awareness concerning the high number of baby boomers in Québec compared to the cohorts that preceded them (their parents) and that will follow them (their children). The second is to analyze the most likely mortality and morbidity scenarios for the 21st century in order to predict whether baby boomers will live longer, and in better health, past the age of 65. The third and last goal is to assess the impact of an optimistic disability scenario on the demand for home care and services and limits in the future supply of institutional care.

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