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Opioid Safety Recommendations in Adult Palliative Medicine

(Nov. 2021) The CSPCP is pleased to share a summarized versionof an article published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, entitled Opioid safety recommendations in adult palliative medicine: a North American Delphi expert consensus.

The CSPCP is grateful to Dr. Jenny Lau and her research team for completion of full study and the “summarized version. The CSPCP partnered with the researchers by a) helping find participants and b) reviewing the list of 130 recommendations that emerged from the Delphi study, and selecting those that are most pertinent for specialist palliative care physicians. The recommendations span six major areas:

  • General principles
  • Measures for healthcare institution and PC training and clinical programs
  • Patient and caregiver assessments
  • Prescribing practices
  • Monitoring
  • Patients and caregiver education.

  • In addition, the CSPCP identified 8 high-priority research areas from the larger list.
    We are increasingly aware of potential non-medical use and harms related to opioids in our patient populations. The study and the summary provide excellent practice guidelines for safe opioid prescribing for our adult patients.

WINNER – UNDERGRADUATE NARRATIVE AWARD

Congratulations to Queen’s University student Zoe Lau, winner of the 2018 Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine. We have invited Ms. Lau to personally share her narrative at the 2019 Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Calgary (May 23 – 25, 2019). She will also receive a cash prize of $500, generously sponsored by Pallium Canada. We have also encouraged her to submit her narrative for potential publication.

Each year the award is granted in honour of a palliative care physician who has shown an enduring commitment to the integration of the arts and humanities into the practice of palliative medicine. This year’s honouree is Dr. Lyle Galloway from the University of Calgary.

Thank you to all entrants and to the 2018 judging committee: Margaret Cottle (CSPCP Undergraduate Education Committee), Lyle Galloway (Honoree, U. of Calgary), Carol-Ann Courneya (Advisor), Cori Schroder (CSPCP Awards Committee), and Barbara Sibbald (CMAJ).

For detailed information about this award, see the Awards Page on this web site.