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Fireside Chat: Judith A. Paice: Lessons for Our Future
In Celebration of Nurses Month, join us for a fireside chat by Judith A. Paice!
Pain is universal and protective for our survival; those rare individuals who experience no pain live very short lives. Yet, pain is also greatly feared. Persistent pain can destroy lives and livelihoods, and costs our society greatly in lost productivity and medical expenses. Pain relief is best achieved by multimodal therapies that include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches; however, access to many these measures has been limited, leading to over-reliance on medications. A perfect (or rather, imperfect) storm of many challenges in our world has led to misuse of these agents, particularly opioids. As a result, treatment of pain has been overshadowed by the challenges associated with opioids and substance use disorder. This fireside chat will include brief remarks followed by a discussion with all participants that will address historical perspectives along with lessons for our future.