Year: 2007

Treating Patients with Pain and Addiction Issues

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “What are some important things to know about the treating patients in pain with co-existing addiction issues?”

Assessing Pain in the Cognitively Impaired Elderly

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “In your clinical experience, what measures do you rely on to assess pain in the cognitively impaired elderly person?”

Prescriber and Patient Opioid Responsibilities

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “In your opinion, regarding opioid medications, what are the rights and responsibilities of the prescriber and of the patient?”

Herbal Remedies and Pain

Herbal remedies are medications made directly from the leaves, stems, roots and/or seeds of plants. They are also known as natural, complimentary, alternative, homeopathic and holistic medications or preparations. Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years by all major cultures of the world. In fact the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that herbal… Read more »

How to Develop a Medication Safety Plan

Medications are usually a very helpful part of the treatment of pain. However, when used improperly, harm or death can be the result. You can protect yourself and your family if you have a medication safety plan. Here are some of the more important aspects of medication safety to help you create you own medication… Read more »