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Medsurg Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;22(1):33-7.

Managing pain in opioid-dependent patients in general hospital settings.

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Wounded Warrior Surgical Unit, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Abstract

Opioid-dependent patients have unique pain management and psychosocial needs. Inadequate staff training, the absence of addiction screening and intervention protocols, and stigma related to opioid use can impact outcomes negatively for these patients in general hospital settings.

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23469497
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