Discuss Pregnancy Intention and Support Patients through Evidence-Informed, Patient-Centered Counseling (Best Practice 2) Training Guide

1.25 hr
Training Guide
Reproductive Goals/Life Planning Title X Family Planning Program
Last Reviewed

This resource is part of a series to support facilitation of interactive learning sessions about how to implement the recommendations outlined in the Contraceptive Access Change Package, whose purpose is to drive improvement on the contraceptive care performance measures.

The full Training Guide consists of a PowerPoint slide deck with talking points and an associated discussion guide.

Facilitators should feel free to adapt and revise this guide. Facilitators may choose to:

  • Convene staff from one or more clinics for a standing meeting (e.g., monthly) to discuss each Best Practice (in order or as needed) from the Contraceptive Access Change Package.
  • Convene a one-time meeting with clinic staff about this topic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the rationale for using a shared decision-making approach to contraceptive counseling.
  • Identify at least two best practice strategies for ensuring counseling is patient-centered.
  • Identify at least two strategies for ensuring providers routinely assess patients’ pregnancy intention and need for contraceptive counseling.

Time: 1.25 hours

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