Opioid Therapy in the Seriously Ill: Balancing Benefit and Harm

14dec11:30 am12:30 pmOpioid Therapy in the Seriously Ill: Balancing Benefit and HarmMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

Event Details

December 14 at 11:30am CST/10:30am MST

Purpose: This webinar will describe the use of long-term opioid therapy for populations with pain complicating serious chronic illness. The discussion will focus on the balance between benefits and harms and will provide clinical guidance regarding patient selection, assessment, and management. The goal of the presentation is to provide clinically relevant information about the best evidence informing guidelines that optimize the likelihood of safe and effective opioid prescription in seriously ill populations.


  1. Select patients with serious chronic illness for opioid therapy based on the best evidence and conventional practice guidelines
  2. Assess patients with chronic pain in terms of the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy
  3. Implement a risk-management approach to opioid therapy for pain that includes both the risk of side effects/toxicities and the risk of substance abuse outcomes

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(Thursday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-06:00)