The importance of providing non-judgmental care to chronic pain patients

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 17 Comments

This past month has been very productive when it comes to understanding the complexities of opioid prescribing and looking after chronic pain patients. The op-ed piece printed on July 12 and my July Medical Matters generated a great deal of valuable discussion. We saw a very wide range of opinions on this subject: some people told us I was delusional …

August Messenger 2019

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Messenger

Medical Matters Alternative and emerging therapies and the role of CPSA Him/he, her/she or they/them? Make an impact on health care in Alberta All your patient health information, in one place Are you up to standard? Terminating the physician-patient relationship Helping patients who need doctors the most A PROactive approach to physician wellness Mark your calendars—our next consultation opens soon …

Important information regarding opioid prescribing

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 34 Comments

There has been recent media activity in Alberta about concerns from chronic pain patients and access to opioids. The messaging has stated that CPSA prevents or discourages physicians from prescribing opioids. We have also heard that some physicians have stopped prescribing opioids or have refused to treat patients with chronic pain, because they are afraid of losing their licence to …

Do you believe your ideas have value? Do you think you’d make a good leader?

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Council, CPSA, Latest News Archive, Messenger

By Dr. Kirsten Jones, CPSA Councillor When I ran for a position on CPSA Council, I was a bit shocked to be elected. A colleague encouraged me to run and I wasn’t optimistic about my chances as I had little experience serving on committees and boards (just a lot of experience wrangling toddlers). But I was interested in the issues …