Objective 9: Understand the role of consultation in pain management.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your patient will still be in pain. In such cases, it is important to seek consultation with an expert who can assist you and your patient.
Experts in this field may have Board certification in "Pain Management" or "Hospice and Palliative Medicine". They are accessible in most communities: medical directors at hospices, palliative care consultants in hospitals, and physicians in pain clinics. Many communities may also have nurses and/or nurse practitioners available with a specialty in either pain management or hospice and palliative care
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