What are the duties and obligations of physicians to treat pain? Richard Payne, MD, discusses the meaning of patient-centered care in the contexxt of pain management, emphasizing the patient's needs and goals, which may or may not involved "fixing" the problem. Dr. Payne is professor of medicine and divinity at Duke Divinity School, Duke University, and the Esther Colliflower Director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, as well as the John B. Francis Chair at the Center.


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