Register now for the April installment of CareOregon’s MEDS Ed webinar

April 13, 2023

April’s topic: Substance use disorder in hospice, palliative care, and beyond.

Save the date! April 27, 2023 from 8:00-10:30 am PST

Registration is free! Register here.

To view the MEDS Ed series video library, click here.

Housecall Providers’ own Hospice medical director, Dr. Brian Leese, DO, and Advanced Illness Care program manager, Kelly Ambrose, BSN, RN, CHPN, will be joined by Vanessa Sanne, RN, FNP-C, ACHPN, Interim Director of Palliative Medicine for Compass Oncology on the stage.

Dr. Leese explains, “Integrating new understanding in medicine can be slow, but now, a growing body of knowledge and wisdom is transforming end-of-life care for persons with substance use disorder. Our goal through this presentation is to share our experiences and a small sample of this work with our colleagues.”

The webinar will cover:

  • Access to symptom palliation, comfort, and dignity/integrity at end-of-life are basic human rights which should be accessible to all people, regardless of issues related to substance use disorder. The care of persons with substance use disorder is care that everyone should be involved in and comfortable with to some degree, particularly when it comes to hospice and palliative care.
  • This session will help address the challenges of providing palliative care for treatment of OUD and cancer pain, as well as the use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in palliative care and hospice patients.
  • Join experts including Dr. Brian Leese, DO, Hospice Medical Director for Housecall Providers; Vanessa Sanne, RN, FNP-C, ACHPN, Interim Director of Palliative Medicine for Compass Oncology; and Kelly Ambrose, BSN, RN, CHPN, Advanced Illness Care Program Manager for Housecall Providers, in this interactive session focusing on why an understanding of substance use disorder is integral to both physical health as well as hospice and palliative care practices.



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