Thanks, Disce! Sadly, I think this reflects the experience of many of us whether it be with NP's or PCP's or even other specialists. I was just reading an article from Medline on older patients and pain management and the term "opiophobia" was used in reference to how many health care professionals feel about
This is such a complex and tough issue. And some of us who are also health care professionals understand the pressures those who prescribe are under, but still, with increasing evidence about
how untreated or undertreated chronic pain destroys the body, mind and lives we ought to be able to make some dents somewhere. But everytiime I see the commercials on tv about
teenagers going to their parents' medicine cabinets to get their drugs I want to throw something at the tv. We need a public relations campaign for CPP's, but I know that takes a lot of money. Anyone know any millionairres?
By the way, I'm not sure but I think it might be ok to provide the complete reference, or a link to the original article. I think the problem came with reprinting the entire article.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/16/2008 6:02:46 PM (GMT-6)