Undertreating pain violates ethical principles.

@article{Macpherson2009UndertreatingPV,
  title={Undertreating pain violates ethical principles.},
  author={Cheryl C Macpherson},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={603-6}
}
Disabling pain or symptoms can occur at any age from many different causes. Pain and palliative specialists are able to relieve most pain and symptoms, although repeated adjustments to modalities, medications and doses may be needed. Because pain and palliative specialists comprise only a small percentage of physicians, many patients find it difficult to access them or obtain pain relief. Globally, there are too few such specialists to meet existing needs. Most are affiliated with hospice and… CONTINUE READING

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