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Pain Control

Compassion and Empathy at the End of Life: Advanced Care Planning Takes a Giant Step Forward

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On July 8, 2015, Medicare took a significant step towards helping people make the right decisions for their care by proposing to pay in 2016 for physicians who spend at least 30 minutes discussing and documenting patient preferences and values at the end of life that may be used to guide decisions for Advanced Directives.

Closing the Global Pain Divide

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Felicia M. Knaul

Pain medications, primarily medicinal opioids, have been proven to be cheap, effective, and feasible to administer even in the poorest countries. Yet, in all but the richest countries of our world, access is pitifully low.