The Opioid Crisis and the Need for Compassion in Pain Management
Am. J. Pub. Health 107(8)
2 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2017
Date Written: July 21, 2017
One response to the opioid crisis has been for physicians to greatly curtail writing prescriptions for opioids, even for established patients with severe chronic illnesses. Although it is important to prevent opioid addiction, compassionate pain management remains an ethical obligation of physicians.
Keywords: Addiction, opioids, pain management, substance abuse
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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