Language, Stigma, and People with Opioid Use Disorders
Program Release: December 17, 2020
Expiration Date: December 17, 2022
Estimated time to complete: 15 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Jon Soske, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Lifespan Transitions Clinic
Associate Researcher, COBRE on Opioids and Overdoes
Special Projects Director, RICARES | Providence, RI
This presentation will address stigma against opioid use disorder from the perspective of social psychology/public health, review the impacts of stigma on treatment and recovery, and discuss the importance of person first and non-stigmatizing language in clinical interactions and medical documentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on medical mistrust and the importance of building trust in the context of the criminalization of substance use. This presentation draws not only on the relevant scientific research, but also the presenter’s lived experience of addiction and recovery.
Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
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- Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.
In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.
The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.
This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.
Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
The following speaker and planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Speaker: Jon Soske, PhD
Planning Committee Members: Rahul Vanjani, MD, MSc, Maria Sullivan
This presentation includes discussion of unlabeled/investigational use of a commercial product.
Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Define stigma and understand its impact on people with Opioid Use Disorders.
- Identify stigmatizing language and develop a more objective, medical vocabulary.
- Understand the consequences of stigmatizing language in patient documentation
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 0.25 hours of CME Credit in Cultural Awareness, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements
Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 0.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.