Ethical Dilemmas in Pain Management Within the Context of Addiction
Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Public Affairs
Professor Alex Rajczi
The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis. How the crisis developed, how to mitigate its effects, and how to prevent it from spreading is less transparent. The practice of pain management poses a myriad of ethical challenges. The following essay will examine ethical dilemmas that arise during the decision-making process with regards to pain management in the context of addiction after a brief history of pain management and discussion of the corresponding legal and medical regulations.
English, Adele, "Ethical Dilemmas in Pain Management Within the Context of Addiction" (2019). CMC Senior Theses. 2046.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.