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Health After 2020 Dialogue Session: Exploring barriers and facilitators to health equity: A public dialogue to advance research agendas related to opioid prescribing for pain conditions
This session is presented by UBC Health.

The ongoing opioid crisis continues to inflict serious harms on thousands of British Columbians. Some harms are due to inappropriate initiation of opioid analgesics in primary care which contributes to the development of prescription opioid addiction and opioid use disorder (OUD) in up to a quarter of all individuals started on opioid analgesics.

An evidence-based opioid-sparing approach to pain management can minimize this risk. The resurging COVID-19 pandemic further exposes the existing inequities in the system of care for people with or at risk of developing prescription OUD. Access to opioid-sparing pain management in primary care should be freely accessible to all patients suffering from pain, regardless of their gender, race, or socio-economic status. The inequities that hinder their access to these therapies have not been fully understood.

This open dialogue session will focus on equity-oriented opioid-sparing pain management in primary care.

- Dr. Rita McCracken, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
- Dr. Colleen Varcoe, Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC
- Fred Cameron, Acting Operations Director and Harm Reduction Manager, SOLID Outreach Society
- Shawna Narayan, Research Analyst, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Apr 27, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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