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 a Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta’s Department of Psychiatry and the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre.
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.
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
Els, C. (2013). Random Workplace Drug Testing: Why can’t we have both safety and privacy? Health Ethics Today, 21(1), 2-6.