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New Canadian guidance on opioid use for chronic pain: necessary but not sufficientNew Canadian guidance on opioid use for chronic pain: necessary but not sufficient

Opioid-related deaths are more prevalent in Canada today than 10 years ago.1 People between 25 and 34 years of age are most affected.2 Although the drivers of this public health crisis are complex, it has been suggested that unsafe prescribing of opioids to patients with pain has contributed to the problem.3 However, a less well-publicized problem of under-treated chronic pain also exists. One in five Canadians lives with chronic pain.4 The aim of the 2017 update of the Canadian Guideline for Opioid Therapy and Chronic Noncancer Pain is to promote safer and more effective opioid prescribing to the small proportion of patients with chronic noncancer pain who may benefit from their use, and this may well be achieved.5 However, the new recommendations are unlikely to solve either Canada’s opioid crisis or the undertreatment of those living with persistent pain. Read more...

Opioid-related deaths are more prevalent in Canada today than 10 years ago.1 People between 25 and 34 years of age are most affected.2 Although the drivers of this public health crisis are complex, it has been suggested that unsafe prescribing of opioids to patients with pain has contributed to the problem.3 However, a less well-publicized problem of under-treated chronic pain also exists. One in five Canadians lives with chronic pain.4 The aim of the 2017 update of the Canadian Guideline for Opioid Therapy and Chronic Noncancer Pain is to promote safer and more effective opioid prescribing to the small proportion of patients with chronic noncancer pain who may benefit from their use, and this may well be achieved.5 However, the new recommendations are unlikely to solve either Canada’s opioid crisis or the undertreatment of those living with persistent pain. Read more...

Posted May 19th, 2017 by Virginia Hopkins Affiché le 05/19/2017 par Virginia Hopkins


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Complete a Personal Learning Project in 6 simple steps

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Six étapes simples pour mener à bien un projet de formation personnel

Vous voulez réaliser un projet de formation personnel (PFP), mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer? Ma démarche explique les étapes que vous devez suivre pour résoudre une question, un enjeu ou un problème qui se présente dans votre pratique professionnelle au moyen d’un PFP. Pour en savoir plus...

Posted May 18th, 2017 by Virginia Hopkins Affiché le 05/18/2017 par Virginia Hopkins