Post Test – Block III





 Case 3. JT is a 77 year old woman with a history of  adenocarcinoma in her right breast, now metastatic to  her lungs, liver, and two vertebrae. JT was hospitalized  two days ago for a pain crisis. She had severe dull and  aching pain in her right upper quadrant, radiating into  her back and rated as 10 on a 10 point scale. Physical exam and imaging showed no evidence of biliary obstruction or vertebral fractures.

Question 3 (of 3).

The physician you are working with asks you to counsel JT about opioid side effects, noting that she is quite frail.  Which of the following side effects will you tell her is likely to be a persistent problem from the morphine?



Objective 5, Side Effects

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