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Journal Study Clubs

Evaluation of scientific literature, promoting the delivery of evidence-based care, became the focus of a group of dental hygiene colleagues. The “Journal Study Club” (JSC) was established from this concept. JSC members discuss and evaluate professional issues utilizing research-based literature. Topics include patient care, public health/access to care, technology, modalities of treatment, and professional issues. For each topic, one member serves as a program facilitator researching the scientific literature on an agreed upon topic, chooses appropriate articles, and disseminates the articles to the members to read prior to meeting.

Discussion at the study club event follows the format of examining literature content, relevance, significance, evidence accuracy, and application to clinical practice. This process supports dental hygienists’ commitment to life-long learning and the practice of evidence-based care, while providing a valuable venue for continuing dental hygiene competence and professional development.

Check out this article for tips and information:

How to run an effective journal club: a systematic review by Y. Deenadayalan, K. Grimmer-Somers, M. Prior, S. Kumar.
(J Eval Clin Pract. 2008 Oct; 14(5):898-911. Review. PubMed PMID: 19018924.)

Please register all journal/study group topics and members with the Registrar. The CDHM encourages group learning and study clubs. However, the CCR is a self-directed learning process which means your personal learning experience must be in your own words.


Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) online

Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors has developed the following three Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) online training programs primarily for private practitioners and their staff.  Read more in this document.


Continuing Professional Development Websites


Tips: Keep a practice log to record events/issues that are interesting or out of the ordinary.

Posted by CDHM INFO On January - 13 - 2016

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