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Pain Control: Fear of Addiction

One of the most common fears seriously ill individuals have, is the fear of being in pain. Since palliative treatment and comfort is the focus of hospice care, special attention is given to pain control, with the prevention of pain being the ultimate goal. Historically, pain has been under-managed in the care of serious illness. Society often teaches us to fear addiction more than anything else and causes us to forget to look at the situation of seriously ill patients…..