What’s New

November 1, 2018

Happy Halloween from the Preference Laboratory!

Upper Valley Animal Locales

October 22, 2018

Special Guest at The Preference Laboratory: Dariusz Galasinski

All are welcome to attend a talk "Shared Decision Making: a linguistic perspective" by Dariusz Galasinski, Linguist and Professor at the University Of Wolverhampton. The talk will be at the weekly Preference Laboratory meeting on Wednesday, Nov 7th at 9 am in WTRB, level 5, room 571E. 

Professor Galasinski will be here Nov 5-7, and if you would like to meet - please contact Robin Paradis Montibello.  

Professor Galasinski is interested in clinical communication as broadly understood as possible - more recently, however, he has been increasingly interested in clinical notes, particularly in psychiatry, but not exclusively. He's also interested in meta text of medicine, definitions, manifestos etc. He is interested in stories from the perspective of the ill person. But he says: "More particularly I’m really interested in getting medics to understand that collaborating with linguists is a good thing"

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June 20, 2018

Congratulations to Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand for receiving study funding approval!

The project is a multi-component implementation of shared decision making for people with uterine fibroids

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April 24, 2018

Family Planning Ahead

Family Planning Ahead aims to help people to make decisions about birth control after having a baby, and is an initiative of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College. Dr. Rachel Thompson is Principal Investigator of the trial.

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March 13, 2018

Valley News Highlights Peter Scalia’s Success as a Youth Hockey Coach

Preference Laboratory colleague & PhD candidate Peter Scalia had a fulfilling season coaching the Hanover Hockey Association’s Bantam Green team.

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November 14, 2017

Integrating Shared Decision-Making and Interprofessional Education

Three years ago, with support from the Macy Foundation, Prof. Glyn Elwyn, a family doctor and researcher, and his colleagues at Dartmouth College set out to teach medicine, nursing, and physician assistant students how to better engage patients in health care decision-making. 

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November 8, 2017

Dartmouth News Highlights Lisa Sharp Grady’s Volunteer Work

"Providing a healthy, warm meal for the residents of the Hixon House gives them one less thing to worry about during a tough time in their lives," says Lisa Sharp Grady about her volunteer work in the Upper Valley. "Every time we volunteer, I am rewarded with smiles and gratitude and with good conversations with people who have lives, jobs, and families that they care deeply about."

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October 19, 2017

Should patients be allowed to record their doctors?

Features research conducted by Glyn Elwyn, professor and senior scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how patients may be recording doctors office visits. “Patients are beginning to understand that they have a legitimate right to request a recording,” says Elwyn.  - from Geisel NewsCenter

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September 7, 2017

Professor Paul Barr and Dr. Saeed Hassanpour awarded $1.4M in funding for Open Recordings project

The National Library of Medicine has awarded $1.4 million in funding to Professor Paul J. Barr and Dr. Saeed Hassanpour, in collaboration with IC3D and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester for the Open Recordings project over four years.

Between 40 – 80% of clinic visit information is forgotten immediately by patients, a significant impediment to self-management for older adults with multimorbidity that leads to poor health outcomes. The proposed research will integrate audio-recordings of clinic visits into a Personal Health Library (PHL), using data-science methods to link medical terms from the recording to trustworthy patient resources, which can be retrieved, organized, edited and shared by patients. It is expected that the Audio-PHL will be easy to use and highly utilized, making patients and caregivers more knowledgeable and confident of their health care needs and resulting in greater self-management capabilities.

August 22, 2017

What would happen if you asked to record your next doctor visit?

Dr. Glyn Elwyn, a researcher at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and lead author of a recent JAMA editorial on patient recordings talks about the benefits of recording a visit with your doctor as well as some cautions to be aware of.  Patients listen to the recordings whenever they need to recall what they discussed with the doctor, and they can give family members access to the recordings as well.  It’s not a crazy idea, especially for older patients who may have hearing loss or struggle more than younger patients to recall information from doctors' visits.

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August 4, 2017

Preference Laboratory Researchers attended the 9th International Shared Decision Making conference

Preference Laboratory Researchers attended the 9th International Shared Decision Making conference at UNESCO World Heritage Center Lyon, France between July 2 and 5, 2017.  The theme this year was Time to reflect on shared decision making: where are we now and where we want to be. This was a great event in the shared decision-making community working to improve care to patients and their families. This is an ideal event at which to make new professional acquaintances and to exchange ideas.

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July 17, 2017

New Dartmouth Institute Analysis Looks at Laws on Patient Recording of Clinical Encounters

If you are doctor, there is a good chance that at least one of your last 10 patients recorded their visit—either with or without permission. In a new JAMA article, Dartmouth Institute investigators on the Open Recordings Project look at the impact of this “new reality” on clinicians and patients and explain the often-confusing laws around recording clinical visits. 

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July 10, 2017

Go ahead and hit ‘record’ in the doctor’s office

By Tim Lahey and Glyn Elwyn

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