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e-Learning Course


PICCK has developed What’s Important: A Patient-Centered Approach to Contraceptive Counseling, a new e-learning course for healthcare professionals to redefine the goal of contraceptive counseling by focusing on the patient’s needs and values, understanding the influence of bias and coercion in contraceptive care, and discovering what a shared decision-making approach to contraceptive counseling can do to improve the quality of care you provide. This interactive, self-paced learning activity includes reflection questions, case studies, and instructional videos so providers have the opportunity to view patient-centered contraceptive counseling in action. The course is available for 4.5 continuing education credits. It is estimated it will take 3 hours to complete the course material and you can complete the material over multiple sessions.

At the end of this activity, the learner or the healthcare team should be able to:

  1. Explore current research associated with quality contraceptive counseling
  2. Describe how racism and coercion are embedded in the reproductive healthcare system
  3. Identify ways that bias can negatively impact patients’ experience of contraceptive counseling
  4. Explain how a shared decision-making approach centers the patient’s needs, values, and autonomy in contraceptive counseling
  5. Describe the steps within the PHI CARE approach to contraceptive counseling

Thank you to our course contributors:

Lily Acton, MPH

Chantel Bethea

Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

Martina Caldwell, MD, MS

Rachel Cannon, MD, MSc

Diana Carvajal, MD, MPH

Rebecca Cohen, BA

Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS

Anissa Dickerson, CNM, MPH

Emerson Productions

Jennifer Farraye, NP

Dina Fico, MPH

Liza Fuentes, DrPH, MPH

Joanne Ha, BA, BS

HealthQ clinicians and staff

Elizabeth Janiak, ScD

Natasha Lerner, DrPH, MPA

Divyah Nagendra, MD, MSHP

Rushina Pancholi, BDS, MPH, MBA

Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH

PICCK Community Advisory Board

Julia Potter, MD

Elizabeth Raskin, MSW, MPH

Harriet Rasmussen, EdD

Reiley Reed, MSW

Alexis Rodriguez

Kelly Treder, MD, MPH

Kate White, MD, MPH

Elisabeth Woodhams, MD, MSc

Please click the button below to access the course on Boston University’s Barry M. Manuel Center for Continuing Education website.