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Reply by author Susan G. Painter to to Lisa Rudd on “Opiate Crisis and Healthcare Reform in America: A Review for Nurses”

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July 16, 2018

Response by author Susan G. Painter to Lisa Rudd on “Opiate Crisis and Healthcare Reform in America: A Review for Nurses” (May 31, 2017)

Expanding our awareness of the medical needs of chronic pain patients and the nursing care they receive is an additional issue that greatly affects the current opiate crisis. Chronic pain patients require us as nurses to be astute in managing their pain and ensuring safe practices. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue in order to further develop our understanding and its effect on patient care and positive outcomes.

Sincerely,

Sue Painter

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