pain policy; palliative care

Ensuring opioid availability: Methods and resources

Citation:

Joranson DE, Ryan KM. Ensuring opioid availability: Methods and resources. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007;33:527-532.

Abstract:
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Joranson DE, Ryan KM. Ensuring opioid availability: Methods and resources. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007;33:527-532.

The pain and palliative care fields are encouraged to learn about government drug control policy and to engage with their governments to examine these policies and their implementation in order to address impediments to patient access to pain management. Although pain management is a necessary part of palliative care, it is often impossible because strict national and state regulations block access to opioid analgesics.

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