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Exploring Perinatal Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse in Primarily Rural Settings (On-Demand)

Presenter: Jamie Morton, PhD, RN

Target Audience: This activity is designed for nurses, physicians, social workers, educators, students, interprofessional teams, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Webinar Description: Escalation of perinatal opioid overdose and mortality has become a national public health concern. Prescription opioids are considered a gateway drug to misuse and dependency of other illicit drugs such as fentanyl and heroin. This study explored the 1) the pain-related experiences, 2) the social-ecological factors and experiences, and 3) the healthcare-related experiences of perinatal women who used or misused prescription opioids. The women’s shared experiences provided insights regarding how socio-ecologic and healthcare-related factors intersected with their pain experiences, which will be presented in three major themes of the study. This intersection was collectively identified as contributing to their initiation and perpetuation of misuse which hindered their journey to recovery and motherhood.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the pain-related experiences of perinatal women contributed to the initiation and perpetuation of perinatal opioid use and misuse.
  • Discuss how socio-environmental factors influenced perinatal opioid misuse and dependency.
  • Summarize at least two healthcare interaction-related findings from the study results.
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Note: This archived webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 06/02/2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 Attendance Credit
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