Research on cancer, pain, stress, compassionate care, spiritual care, gratitude, and the power of creativity and the healing arts.
The opioid epidemic has transformed the way physicians approach pain management and prescribe medicines to treat pain. While Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, state and federal laws and physician education have made progress in combating this issue, there is still more that physicians can do to prevent harm. In this next phase of addressing opioids, physicians will need to work collaboratively with their colleagues and medical staffs to tackle opioid stewardship and understand the impact that their attitudes surrounding opioids have on the larger community. Dr. Chad Brummett shares his research findings.