Responding to Patient Questions When Implementing Current Pain Management Guidelines

The standard of care for prescribing opioids for chronic pain management has evolved over recent years placing much more emphasis on risk mitigation, with increased attention to monitoring and limiting over-reliance on opioids, including limiting dose escalation.  As a consequence, clinicians are having to learn how to present this to patients and how to respond to questions and concerns from them, including from patients used to the previous standard. In this video Dr. Jim Finch shares possible responses to several questions patients frequently ask.