Addiction and short-term pain management Book Section


Authors: Passik, S. D.; Rogak, L. J.; Starr, T. D. ; Kirsh, K. L.
Editors: Miller, N. S.; Gold, M. S.
Article/Chapter Title: Addiction and short-term pain management
Abstract: (from the chapter) As in any therapeutic approach, a comprehensive assessment and strategy must be based on a solid diagnostic foundation. When a clinician chooses to use opioid therapy for pain management, it is necessary to be able to employ the current tenets for prescribing these medications. Additionally, all patients should be evaluated for the risks associated with misuse, addiction, and diversion, along with the added responsibility of managing these risks over time. Patients' within the chronic pain population who have a history of substance addiction require the prescribing clinician and the comprehensive treatment team to be proficient in these aspects of treatment. Chronic pain is a multifaceted phenomenon that is often correlated with additional symptoms and functional disturbances. Chronic pain is true to its name in its perpetual and unremitting nature. Hence, searching for a cure is not the standard treatment result, rather the goal is management. Consequently, the goals of treatment for pain center about comfort, functional restoration, and improved quality of life. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: quality of life; goals; pain management; addiction
Book Title: Addictive Disorders in Medical Populations
ISBN: 978-0-470-74033-0
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell  
Publication Place: Oxford, UK
Date Published: 2010-01-01
Start Page: 219
End Page: 226
Language: English
ACCESSION: Book: 2014-14093-014
DOI: 10.1002/9780470710449.ch14
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: Book Chapter: 14 -- Source: PsycINFO
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  2. Tatiana Starr
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  3. Lauren Jayne Rogak
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