Friday, May 7, 2010

Pain Contracts: Good for Patients?

Second in Series

On April 27 the Center for Practical Bioethics convened a broad spectrum of pain management professionals to consider the utility and the ethics of pain contracts or agreements. The meeting focused on professional, patient and policy issues around physician use of contracts to prescribe opioids and other pain medications.

The Center will produce a policy brief from comments delivered during this gathering and the November issue of the American Journal of Bioethics will be devoted to the concept of pain contracts.

In this second of a three part series, The Bioethics Channel examines patient issues involved in pain contracts.

*Pain Contracts: A Patient Perspective, Carlton Haywood, PhD, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, 9 minutes 42 seconds

*Pain Contracts: Social Determinants, Carmen Green, MD, University of Michigan, 10

*Pain Contracts: Balance at the Bedside, Will Rowe, President and CEO, American Pain Foundation, 5 minutes 4 seconds



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