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Intended Consequences: Why Shared Decision-Making Is Crucial to Optimizing Contraceptive Success

Intended Consequences: Why Shared Decision-Making Is Crucial to Optimizing Contraceptive Success
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    Shared decision-making can have a critical impact on long-term contraceptive success for our female patients.

    Available credits: 0.25

    Time to complete: 15 minutes

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    • Overview

      In the United States, approximately 45 percent of pregnancies are unintended, and since most contraceptive methods require consultation with a healthcare provider, it’s important to include the patient in the decision-making process that surrounds the management and optimization of her health status.

      To help improve that process, this article identifies best practices in contraceptive counseling as well as the benefits of shared decision-making.

    • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

      In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

      Faculty: 
      Lee Philip Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG
      The Anna Ross Lapham Professor and Chief
      Division of Clinical Genetics
      Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
      Chicago, IL

      Consulting Fees: Allergan, Biogix, Celula China, Cooper Surgical, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Natera, Vermillion/Aspira
      Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Myriad, Vermillion/Aspira

      Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

      • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
      • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
      • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
      • Robert Schneider, MSW has nothing to disclose.
    • Learning Objectives

      After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

      • Identify strategies for best practices in contraceptive counseling.
      • Describe the benefits of utilizing patient-centered care/shared decision making in the contraceptive counseling process.
      • Translate the scientific data on long-acting contraception methods into real-world patient care.
    • Target Audience

      This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of ob/gyn physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives.

    • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

      Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

      Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

    • Commercial Support

      This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck.

    • Disclaimer

      The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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