Opioid Campaigns’ Impact on Advanced Cancer and Hospice and Palliative Care.

Opioid Campaigns’ Impact on Advanced Cancer and Hospice and ...

Rehabilitation Oncology - Rehabilitation Oncology Journal Podcast

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Recent national opioid campaigns are important steps to reducing opioid abuse but they may have significant, unintentional, and adverse consequences on the medical management of patients with advanced cancers or those receiving hospice and palliative care. This commentary describes the role of the physical therapist in the palliative symptom management of terminally ill individuals during this paradigm shift in opioid prescribing practices....
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Recent national opioid campaigns are important steps to reducing opioid abuse but they may have significant, unintentional, and adverse consequences on the medical management of patients with advanced cancers or those receiving hospice and palliative care. This commentary describes the role of the physical therapist in the palliative symptom management of terminally ill individuals during this paradigm shift in opioid prescribing practices....
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