Yvonne Boyer

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BACKGROUND Little is known about shared decision-making (SDM) with Métis, First Nations and Inuit women ("Aboriginal women"). SDM is a collaborative process that engages health care professional(s) and the client in making health decisions and is fundamental for informed consent and patient-centred care. The objective of this study is to explore Aboriginal(More)
BACKGROUND Health equity concerns the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) can provide evidence about the impact of an intervention on health equity for specific disadvantaged populations or in general populations; this is important for equity-focused decision-making. Previous work has identified a lack(More)
BACKGROUND Shared decision making (SDM) may narrow health equity gaps experienced by Aboriginal women. SDM tools such as patient decision aids can facilitate SDM between the client and health care providers; SDM tools for use in Western health care settings have not yet been developed for and with Aboriginal populations. This study describes the adaptation(More)
i Abstract Background Little is known about shared decision-making (SDM) interventions with Aboriginal Peoples. Purpose To explore Aboriginal women's SDM needs and engage Aboriginal women in culturally adapting an SDM approach. Methods Three studies were guided by an advisory group, ethical framework and a postcolonial theoretical lens. 1. A systematic(More)
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