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Fight Stigma: Using the Right Words to Support Patients with OUD

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Gain a better understanding of person-centered language and implementing strategies to address stigma to improve patient outcomes and care.

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Fight Stigma: Using the Right Words to Support Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

Monday, January 25, 2021 |  12:00—1:00 pm

Free, live CME webinar through WebEx

This webinar will provide Maryland prescribers with a better understanding of person-centered language and implementing strategies to address stigma to improve patient outcomes and care.

After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive a calendar invitation from WebEx after 1-2 business days.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the extent of the opioid crisis in the US
  2. Identify stigmatizing language commonly associated with opioid use disorder (OUD)
  3. Determine person-first alternative terms, which can be employed in reducing stigma and support patients with OUD
  4. Propose scenarios where reducing stigma might improve outcomes for patients with OUD

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Bethany DiPaula, PharmD

Consultant, Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

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Julie DiGirolamo, MACS Outreach Specialist

JDiGirolamo@som.umaryland.edu

Continuing Education Credit 

The AAFP has reviewed Fight Stigma: Using the Right Words to Support Patients with Opioid Use Disorder, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/25/2021 to 01/24/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session:

  • 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Elective Credit - Fight Stigma: Using the Right Words to Support Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. MACS maintains responsibility for this program.

Articles on stigma:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957118/

https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/08/stigma-weaponized-helps-fuel-addiction-crisis/

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