Marijuana: Is It Medicine Yet for Cancer Symptom Management?
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015
Medical Nutrition Therapy
In light of the legalization of medical cannabis in parts of the United States, and legalization of recreational marijuana in two states, the speakers will present evidence regarding its
efficacy for appetite stimulation, and for managing nausea and pain in the oncology population, as well as the bioethical issues that practitioners must confront. Practitioners will understand
the research and implications of cannabis use and directly apply this knowledge to improve cancer patient care.Planned with the Oncology DPG
Describe the mechanisms through which cannabis exerts physiologic effects
Detail the potential use of cannabis in cancer symptom management and review variable effects of different cannabis strains, cannabinoid constituents, and modes of delivery
Implement learned knowledge regarding medical cannabis use in conversations with patients, utilizing a biomedical ethics framework
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