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Stigmatizing Patients as Addicts: ‘Drug-seeking behavior’ may simply signify the need for more effective pain management.

McCaffery, Margo MS, RN, FAAN; Pasero, Chris MS, RN

Section Editor(s): Pasero, Chris MS, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2001 - Volume 101 - Issue 5 - p 77-79
Departments: Pain Control

Margo McCaffery is a consultant in the nursing care of patients with pain, in Los Angeles. Chris Pasero is a pain management educator and consultant in Rocklin, CA.

Adapted from McCaffery M. Assessment: underlying complexities, misconceptions, and practical tools. In: McCaffery M, Pasero C. Pain: clinical manual. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 1999. p. 35-102.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.