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  • Your Medical Mind

    In their book, Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You, Dr. Jerome Groopman and his wife, Dr. Pamela Hartzband say that each of us has a “medical mind,” a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatments.

  • Training Future Doctors: The Standardized Patient

    More and more medical institutions are using standardized patients to train future doctors on patient interactions.

  • Shifting Resources to Patient Centered Care in Kansas City

    Listen to John Carney (toward the end of the podcast) being interviewed by Steve Kuker on KCMO’s Senior Care Live radio show about the need to shift resources to support more patient-centered care and steps the Center is taking in that direction.

  • Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) – Impact on Pain Treatment

    In July 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration released a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for extended release pain medications.

  • Promise and Pitfalls of Transitions in Health Care

    Transitions of Care: Promises and Pitfalls is the subject of a presentation Penny Feldman, PhD, of the Vising Nurse Service of New York will deliver in Kansas City on April 20, 2012.

  • Preview of A Nation in Pain by Judy Foreman

    A 2011 Report on Pain by the Institute of Medicine indicates some 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the State of Washington

    Myra Christopher, Kathleen Foley Chair in Pain and Palliative Care at the Center for Practical Bioethics, discusses why cooler heads must rise above the rhetoric in the state of Washington when it comes to new legislation attempting to reduce prescription drug abuse.

  • Pain is Hard: The Complexity of Pain Treatment

    Rollin “Mac” Gallagher, MD, provides an overview of his presentation, “Pain is Hard: The Complexity of Pain Treatment,” presented at a pain symposium in Kansas City on April 26, 2011. (April 8, 2011)

  • Pain and the Critical Care Nurse

    Damon Cottrell, RN, discusses the ethical challenges a critical care nurse faces on a typical day, especially when it comes to the treatment of pain. (February 1, 2012)

  • Nurses and Treating Chronic Pain

    Nurses play an important role in pain management.