Jeffrey Livovich

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The purpose of this study was to survey the membership of the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine to determine their beliefs about ethical dilemmas in pain management practice. Respondents rated ethical dilemmas for their importance as well as their own competence in dealing with these ethical issues. The survey also included an(More)
OBJECTIVES The treatment of chronic noncancer pain with chronic opioid therapy has increased rapidly, but medicine residents receive little training concerning this therapy. Therefore we conducted a trial to determine if an interactive web-based training focusing on shared decision-making for chronic opioid therapy improves knowledge and competence compared(More)
The responsibility for ethical behavior in medical care has been described historically as evolving through 3 stages: personal responsibility, professional group responsibility, and organizational responsibility. Together these 3 forms provide a system of accountability that works better than any one form alone. Today we have added a fourth stage, societal(More)
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