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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…..

The Power of Presence

Rarely is there a time when someone we know is not facing pain…divorce, suicide, medical diagnosis, and maybe the most frightening of all…dying. “One of the amazing discoveries of my life has been that just because people work in caregiving environments does not guarantee that they know what to say or how to respond to people in pain.” – Doug Manning