Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) Protocol: Shared Decision Making and Engaging Disparities in Prostate Cancer Care (2021)

Engaging Disparities in Prostate Cancer Care consists of multiple educational activities featuring a variety of formats for the urologic healthcare team to reinforce the essentials of SDM to better assist high-risk patients in regards to prostate cancer screening and treatment. A live webinar, Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) Protocol, and Podcast Series will enable participants to be better prepared to apply SDM in their practice.

The AUA Clinical Problem Solving Protocol is a very successful online series hosted on AUAUniversity. The AUA will produce a new and specific CPS Protocol to allow participants to apply what they have learned through the live webinar/webcast and focus on the practice-based application of SDM. The activity will present multiple patient scenarios and walk the learner through each providing feedback along the way, allowing the learner to apply what they have learned in a safe online environment.

These complimentary educational offerings are intended for a wide-range of health practitioners, both experienced and new to the field, as well as graduate trainees. Learners will hear, observe, evaluate, practice, and role-play SDM strategies and culturally sensitive scenarios for prostate cancer screening and treatment decisions. Activities will offer not only didactic information, but also interactive training sessions with a focus on recommended strategies for improving SDM, participants' attitudes towards SDM, knowledge about SDM, implicit and explicit biases in SDM, and skills for multi-level SDM (i.e. patient and family caregivers). 


    Support provided by independent educational grants from:

    • Astellas
    • Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Genentech
    • Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
    • Merck
    • Pfizer, Inc.

    Target Audience

    • Urologist
    • Resident
    • Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this educational series, the learner will:

    1. Discuss the impact of SDM on patients and on patient-clinician communication.
    2. Identify at least one implementation strategy for using SDM in clinical practice.
    3. Apply SDM techniques in a role-playing exercise with other colleagues.
    4. Incorporate culturally sensitive communications to ensure quality SDM and reduce biases.
    5. Utilize the knowledge and experience they have gained through role-play into their routine practice-counseling patients.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 1.00 Non-Physician Participation
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    Education Council Disclosures

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    All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

    AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.


    Willie Underwood, MD, FACS, MPH, MSc

    has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


    Learners will participate in this online educational activity by completing the online module, post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy, and submit the program evaluation.

    Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours

    Release Date: November, 2021
    Expiration Date: November, 2022


    The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


    It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.


    All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.


    All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

    • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or AUA COI Review Work Group.
    • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
    • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
    • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
    • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
    • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
    • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty


    The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 1.00 Non-Physician Participation
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