Easing the Pain: Innovative and Effective Approaches to Managing Pain Associated With Serious Illness

8/18/2015; 59 minutes

Pain is common in the setting of serious illness. Dr. Christine Ritchie, UCSF distinguished professor, explains that it is a complex experience influenced by biology, environment and one's emotions and cognitions. While there are many effective medicines for pain, they also have significant side effects. A holistic approach includes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to pain with input and support from an interdisciplinary team. Recorded on 06/16/2015. (#29718)

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