In this short, 12-minute patient-focused video, Michael M. Moskowitz, MD, MPH, discusses the benefits and risks of using opioids to treat pain. It consists of 10 brief chapters that cover all aspects of opioid analgesia, from how and where opioids work in the body and expectations of treatment to the positive and negetive effects of these medications. Individual chapters outline the important differences between physical dependency, addiction, and diversion issues associated with opioid use. This video will help the busy practitioner establish common-sense rules for patients prescribed opioids.
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The Informed Consent is also available as a brief downloadable document in outline form that the physican can give to the patient for referral.
A short Informed Consent true/false posttest enables the physician to verify that the patient understands the risks and benefits of using opioids.
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