Roundtables

The “Decade of Pain Control and Research”: Part I

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “What is your personal evaluation of the achievements in the past ten years as the Decade of Pain Control and Research draws to an end?”

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?”

Pain and the Emergency Department Part 2

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “What education is provided to ED staff about the management of acute and chronic pain and what advice would you give a chronic pain patient or their primary care provider to help prepare for a good response during an ED visit?”

Pain and the Emergency Department

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “What have you learned about the management of pain in the ED, and what pain patients might be at higher risk for poor care?”

Palliative Care

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “How do you balance effective analgesia for terminal patients with regulatory concerns?”

Acupuncture: Research

Professionals in various disciplines answer the question: “What research is being done in the area of scientific inquiry into acupuncture?”