The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented global event. Over the past two years, healthcare professionals and service providers like you have worked hard to continue to provide quality care, and to ensure that your clients receive aid when needed.
This module is designed for healthcare professionals and service providers who want to better understand vaccine hesitancy and improve vaccination rates. You'll explore Betsch's 5C1 model, which identifies key factors that influence vaccine acceptance and hesitancy, and apply this model to real-world scenarios using an ecological systems lens.
You'll also learn effective strategies for engaging in conversations related to vaccination, and gain insights from survey respondents in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) area. By the end of this module, you'll have a deeper understanding of vaccine hesitancy and how to address it in your practice.
Indigenous Healthcare Education and Practice: Applying Digital Teaching and Learning Resources to the TRC’s Calls to Action
Guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action on healthcare education and drawing on notions of cultural safety, decolonization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII), the aim of this project was to create an interactive digital collection that translates the TRC’s Calls to Action into strategies that can be implemented in meaningful, accessible, practical, and culturally appropriate ways within healthcare education and practice. The educational resource is designed for healthcare learners to provide them with strategies for applying the content in their educational study and future healthcare practice.
With funding from Health Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), in collaboration with OPDES, have developed an online bilingual Canada-wide, competency-based curriculum for undergraduate medical education (UGME) in pain management, substance use, and addictions. It was developed in consultation with 29 interdisciplinary reviewers, subject matter experts, and consultants/partners. The curriculum was launched in 2021 after a rigorous pilot program evaluation. The curriculum consists of 10 modules, including:
- Public Health Perspective
- Core Concepts in Pain
- Core Concepts in the Management of Chronic Pain
- Pathophysiology of Pain and Pharmacology of Opioids
- Opioid Prescribing
- Opioid Stewardship in Palliative Care
- Safe Storage and Proper Disposal of Opioids
- Recognizing Opioid Use Disorder
- Management of Opioid Use Disorder
- Cultural Considerations, Legalities, and Enhancing Competence
It continues to be adopted and implemented across 17 medical school UGME programs. For more information, please visit opioids.afmc.ca
This project has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.