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PhD candidate in Law
Research Advisor: Catherine Régis, S.J.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
Research Co-Advisor: France Légaré, MD, PhD, Full Professor, Canadian Research Chair in Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
Audrey obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law from Université Laval in 2008. She was admitted to the Québec Bar as a certified lawyer in 2009, then practised for one year in the law firm Caïn Lamarre Casgrain Wells LLP (Québec). In August 2012, she completed a Master's degree in Community Health at Université Laval. At present, Audrey is a PhD candidate in Health Law at the Université de Sherbrooke.
- Shared decision making
- Informed consent
- Knowledge translation
Research projects (Master's)
Audrey Ferron Parayre (2012). Le dépistage du conflit décisionnel chez les patients en soins primaires : validation du test SURE (Screening for patient decisional conflict in primary care: validation of the SURE test). Master's thesis.
Audrey Ferron Parayre, Michel Labrecque, Michel Rousseau, Stéphane Turcotte, France Légaré (2012). Validation of SURE, a four-item screening tool for decisional conflict in patients. Submitted to Journal of Medical Decision Making, October 1, 2012.
Understanding absenteeism among patients with appointments for elective surgery procedures: identifying procedural shortcomings in obtaining patients' free and informed consent and exploring the role of decisional conflict.
In Québec, 14% of elective surgeries that were planned and then cancelled involve patients who did not show up to their appointment despite the recall procedures implemented by hospitals. This undermines the efficiency and significantly increases the costs to the healthcare system. Moreover, patients who did not show up had signed an informed consent form. Their behaviour supports the claim, as recent literature and Canadian jurisprudence suggest, that completing an informed consent form does not always equate having reached a state of informed consent. Decisional conflict, a central element in health decision making, is defined as uncertainty felt about what to choose among options associated with potential risks, losses, or regrets that may conflict with personal values. We hypothesize that absenteeism for surgery appointment occurred more frequently among patients experiencing clinically significant decisional conflict.