Dr. David Ostrow
Credit Available: CE/CME Credits(s): Provides 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Presented Date: 10/25/2021
Review Date: 10/25/2021
Expiration Date: 10/25/2023
Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted stark inequalities, gaps in healthcare and prevention. As we “Build Back Better,” we have unique opportunities to develop innovative wellness and prevention oriented care that address the structural and socioeconomic causes of health inequalities. This course discusses integrating mental health and substance use care into new models of biopsychosocial wellness. Defining what is wellness and how the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an integral role in wellness covering many gaps, interdependencies, mechanisms of action between the ECS and other co-located receptor systems that form the basis of many homeostatic and synergistic effects. Review of cannabis prohibition with its denial of the racist and monopolistic origins and enforcement of cannabis prohibition with evidence of cannabinoids as a harm reduction solution to opioid epidemics. Lastly, reviewing the eight dimensions of wellness while highlighting the COVID-19 pandemic stark inequalities, gaps in healthcare and prevention.
As we “Build Back Better,” learners will have unique opportunities to develop innovative wellness and prevention oriented care that address the structural and socioeconomic causes of health inequalities. Course curriculum consists of a pre-recorded virtual learning course online that guides providers on evidence-based and peer reviewed education. The IPA is honored to have produced and preserved the very last lecture that Dr. David Ostrow conducted on this planet. Thank you, Dr. Ostrow for your dedicated service to education and being the change for others to follow.
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- Learners will be able to discuss and apply innovative wellness and prevention oriented care that addresses the structural and socioeconomic causes of health inequalities
- Ability to discover and integrate mental health and substance use care into new models of biopsychosocial wellness
- Define wellness and how the ECS plays a role in wellness by providing bridges to the gaps that are needed to form the basis in homeostatic and synergistic effects
- Classify and interpret cannabis prohibition with its denial of the racist and monopolistic origins and discover the evidence of cannabinoids as a harm reduction solution to opioid epidemics
- Ability to identify and apply the eight dimensions of wellness in practice post COVID in recognizing inequalities and gaps in healthcare and prevention
- Recognizing the need to ‘Build Back Better’ our healthcare system(s) in developing and implementing innovative wellness and prevention oriented care to patients that identify with socioeconomic inequalities
Key words: Dimensions of Wellness, integrative care, prevention, homeostasis, Endocannabinoid System, ECS, biopsychosocial health, pain treatment, opioid epidemics, whole plant-derived therapeutics, structural factors, SES factors, individualized treatments, joint decision making, mental health, substance use care, wellness, harm reduction, cannabis, socioeconomic, health inequalities, cannabis prohibition, prevention oriented care, innovative wellness.
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The Eight Dimensions of Wellness include all of the following with the exception of:CorrectIncorrect
True or False. Any deficit or imbalance in any of the eight dimensions of wellness can impact other dimensions, causing multi-system dysfunction.CorrectIncorrect
True or False. Cannabinoids have a regulatory balancing function and work better in conjunction with opioids for drug dependence, affliction or pain and are inherently safer than opioid analgesics.CorrectIncorrect
True or False. Utilizing individual cannabinoids separately works better and has a higher efficacy when compared to utilizing whole plant medicine.CorrectIncorrect