MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

What Does the Palliative Care Specialist Need to Know About Prescription Drug Abuse? | Russell. K. Portenoy, MD | PHYSICIANS

  1. A webinar for physicians and nurse practitioners on What Does the Palliative Care Specialist Need to Know About Prescription Drug Abuse? - 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit
  2. Patients managed by specialists in palliative care may require treatment with drugs that have the potential for abuse. To provide optimal care, palliative care specialists must be able to assess the risk of drug abuse, diagnose drug abuse behaviors, and manage potential or active abuse of both licit and illicit substances.