Discontinuing Opioids: Giving News Patients Don’t Want to Hear

With careful risk assessment, treatment planning, and monitoring, opioids may provide relief while being used safely. But even with the best intentions, it will at times become apparent that it is no longer safe or appropriate to continue using these medications and the clinician must then discuss these concerns with the patient. In this video, Dr. Jim Finch provides tips for how the clinician might approach these conversations.