CATC Doctor Leads New Opioid Response Curriculum

CATC Doctor Leads New Opioid Response Curriculum

Dr. Lisa Graves leads new curriculum in response to Canada's opioid crisisThe Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has developed a new curriculum to better equip current and future physicians to respond to Canada’s opioid crisis.

“AFMC is pleased to be releasing a competency-based curricula for medical students, residents and practicing physicians. This will lead to better care and more effective treatment for patients, improving health outcomes.” – Dr. Lisa Graves, Project Lead

The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the 17 faculties of medicine and subject matter experts across Canada, with financial support from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.

It integrates perspectives from patients with lived-experience, as well as legal and ethical obligations in the Canadian context. It has been reviewed though Indigenous and DEI lenses, and reflects updated language to reduce the stigmatization often experienced by patients with opioid use and other substance use disorders.

Dr. Lisa Graves is Project Lead for AFMC’s Response to Opioid Crisis project, and is a member of CATC’s Physician Advisory Group.

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