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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Hailey Saxton, BSc, MSACN, DC

  • Program of Study: Clinical Sciences Residency Program
  • Institution: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Project Title: Exploring how chiropractors integrate patient preferences into shared decision making- A qualitative study
  • Project Background:  The evidence-based practice (EBP) model helps clinicians make informed decisions about patient care. EBP suggests clinical expertise be used to integrate best research evidence, clinical state, and patient preferences. The successful implementation of the EBP model can be impacted by healthcare providers’ failure to incorporate patients’ preferences. Shared decision making (SDM) is an innovative strategy that integrates patient preferences into clinical decision making, leading to improved clinician-patient relationships and patient health outcomes. There is limited knowledge of how chiropractors integrate patient preferences into SDM. Thus, to further this knowledge it is necessary to understand the current experiences of chiropractors.
  • Project Objectives:  Our project aims to explore chiropractors’ experiences with integrating patient preferences in shared decision making.
  • Funding Source: CMCC


  • Silvano Mior, DC, PhD, FCCS(C) (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Carol Cancelliere, DC, MPH, PhD (Ontario Tech University)

Committee Members:

  • Ginny Brunton, RN, PhD (Ontario Tech University)
  • Melissa Atkinson-Graham, PhD (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)