Seminar Series – September 13, 2018

Dr. Sarah Munro

Patient-oriented knowledge translation – implementing shared decision-making in practice


Dr. Sarah Munro is a qualitative health services researcher whose focus is knowledge translation and implementation science. She completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC where her research focused on the investigation of factors that influence implementation of shared decision-making interventions for patients and their care teams. She is currently a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Science (CH√ČOS) and holds a joint postdoctoral fellowship with UBC Department of Family Practice and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, USA. Her fellowship is supported by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee award.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the evidence-to-practice gap for implementation of shared decision-making
  2. Describe a case example involving the health system factors that influence shared decision-making for choice of next birth after caesarean
  3. Describe the practical implications of using integrated knowledge translation (iKT) for development of shared decision-making interventions


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