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  • Case Study – Managing Pain, A Family Affair

    Mrs. W is a sixty-year-old African American woman with a recent diagnosis of breast cancer with metastases to the bone and lung. Will she become addicted to the prescribed pain medication?

  • Case Study – I Know What You’re Thinking

    An African American male patient, age forty-two, was admitted to a skilled nursing unit after surgery for head and neck cancer with lymph involvement, newly diagnosed.  What is presupposed by his “life on the streets”? by his active drug use in the past?

  • 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.

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