Charl Els

Charl Els, MBChB, FCPsych, MMedPsych (cum laude), ABAM, MROCC, is a psychiatrist, addiction specialist, and a medical review officer. Charl is in private practice in Edmonton, serves on the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Guideline Committee and regularly conducts assessments on employees in a safety sensitive positions.He sits on the University of Alberta’s Health Research Ethics Board as well as on the advisory board for Physicians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (www.DAFOH.org).

Charl is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta’s Department of Psychiatry and the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre.

Selected Publications

Els, C. (February 2016). Therapeutic Opioids. In: Canadian Railway Association’s Medical Rules Handbook. URL: http://www.railcan.ca/publications/rule_handbook

Els, C., & Straube, S. (April 2016). Medical marijuana and safety sensitive work. World Association
of Medical Law (newsletter).

Li, H., Shapiro, M.E., Els, C., & Allison, K.C. (2015). Organ Procurement in China – the situation in 2015.
Lancet, 385(856), 2015.

Tulloch, H., Pipe, A., Clyde, M. Reid, R. & Els, C. (December 17, 2015). The Quit Experience and Concerns of Smokers with Psychiatric Illness. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. pii: S0749-3797(15)00746- 1. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.11.006

Hegmann, K., Weiss, M., Bowden, M., Branco, F., DuBrueler, K., Els, C., Mandel, S., McKinney, D.W., Miguel, R., et al. (July 2014). Opioids and Safety-sensitive Work: The ACOEM Practice Guidelines. Journal of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 56(7), e46-53.
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000237

Hegmann, K., Weiss, M., Bowden, M., Branco, F., DuBrueler, K., Els, C., Mandel, S., McKinney, D.W., Miguel, R., et al. (December 2014). American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM): Practice Guidelines: Opioids for treatment of acute, subacute, chronic, and post-operative pain. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 56(12), e143.

Els, C., & Kunyk, D. (2014). Care of Persons with Concurrent Disorders. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing for Canadian Practice, 3rd Ed. W. Austin (Ed.). PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Els, C., Kunyk, D., & Selby, P. (Eds). (2014). Disease Interrupted (Book) 2nd Print. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/101630764

Els, C., Kunyk, D., Selby, P., & Filimon, M. Écraser La Maladie: Réduction et abandon du
Tabagisme. http://www.pulaval.com/produit/ecraser-la-maladie-reduction-et-abandon-du-tabagisme

Els, C. (2013). Random Workplace Drug Testing: Why can’t we have both safety and privacy? Health Ethics Today, 21(1), 2-6.