Medical Mentoring for Chronic Pain and Addiction
The opioid crisis in Alberta has highlighted both the complexities and the importance of primary care. Family doctors are facing increased pressure to actively respond to the opioid crisis, which may be uncomfortable or daunting for family physicians. Just as the family practice is a trusted environment for patients to share their health concerns and seek help, the Collaborative Mentorship Networks (CMN) provides a safe and trusted environment with supporting infrastructure for family physicians to share concerns and seek support in treating their patients with chronic pain and addiction, including opioid use disorder. Initiated by the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative, the Collaborative Mentorship Networks (CMN) for Chronic Pain and Addiction connects family physicians with colleagues who have experience and expertise in treating patients with pain and addiction. Please note this is not a referral service.
Objectives of the CMN for Chronic Pain and Addiction
- Enhance the capacity of family physicians, their team, and community partners in providing complex clinical care of patients with chronic pain and addiction
- Enhance the quality of complex clinical care
- Provide practical, evidence based, relevant complex clinical care continuing professional development (CPD) based on learning needs
- Provide the means for improving integration among primary and specialty care
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CMN Virtual Open House
The Collaborative Mentorship Network team will be hosting a virtual Open House on Friday May 24, 2019 12:00-1:00 pm MDT.
This event will provide a space to connect, learn, and ask questions regarding the CMN. Some topics include:
What does mentorship really mean and how does it work?
How will it help my practice, my team, my patients?
If I sign up, what’s expected of me?
Practical Workshop: Identifying and Treating OUD in Primary Care
The CMN is travelling across the province to bring family physicians and teams practical training to support their patients with (or at risk of) opioid use disorder.
May 31, 2019 – Hinton, Alberta (presented from)
May 31, 2019 – Bonnyville, Alberta (telehealth site)
May 31, 2019 – Fort McMurray, Alberta (telehealth site)
May 31, 2019 – Grande Prairie, Alberta (telehealth site)
May 31, 2019 – High Level, Alberta (telehealth site)
May 31, 2019 – Peace River, Alberta (telehealth site)
May 31, 2019 – Slave Lake, Alberta (telehealth site)
May 31, 2019 – St. Paul (telehealth site)
June 13, 2019 – Viking, Alberta
June 14, 2019 – Drumheller, Alberta