Don’t Be an Outsource for Opioids: Managing Opioid Diversion in Hospice


  1. Describe public policy efforts to decrease opioid prescription misuse and diversion
  2. Set non-judgmental boundaries in order to implement better control of opioids in the home
  3. Manage patients with historical addiction and/or tolerance to opioids

Presented by:

Walter Ferris, MD, Associate Medical Director, Mount Carmel Hospice & Palliative Care. He serves as Clinical Faculty for Hospice/Palliative Care Rotations for both medical students and residents from OSU, Ohio University, Mt. Carmel FP Residency and Wright State University. Dr. Ferris is an accomplished practitioner and educator in Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care. He obtained his MD at the Ohio State University, completed a family practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, obtained additional certification in Strategic Family Therapy and is a board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. After private and HMO practice for 12 years and teaching at the Miami Valley Hospital Family Practice residency for 15 years,


This webinar is available to Enclara Pharmacia clients only. To view pre-recorded webinars:

HP Legacy Portal: Log in to the client portal and go to “Clinical Tools” → “Education” → “Webinar Playback”. Select the webinar from the list.

Enclara Legacy Portal: Select a webinar listed under the subheading “Education and Enclara Orientation” from the Enclara client portal.

Dr. Ferris has been serving in hospice and palliative care for over 10 years.

This educational session is for informational purposes only – CEs are not provided.

Duration: 1 Hour
Time: On Demand