Doctors should have an honest discussion with patients who exhibit red flags showing that they should not be given opioids, Larry Greenblatt, MD, of Duke University School of Medicine said at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting (ACP 2017) in San Diego, California.
When a patient comes strolling into your office at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday wanting an opioid prescription, that could be a red flag, Suresh Reddy, MD, professor of palliative care at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center told MD Magazine.
As the field of medical ethics continues to expand, its use can be seen in everything from general medical conditions to end of life considerations.
As more men and women who served their country come home their skills can be put to good use in the medical community. Finding those veterans and reservists and getting them the training they need can make all the difference in their life out of uniform.