S5E9: What are the Barriers to Pain Management at the End of Life?

Not being in pain is fundamental to having a good quality of life, and this is especially true at the end of life. Effective and compassionate management of pain may reduce complicated grief for loved ones witnessing the death. Successful pain management also has to navigate the barriers created by measures to combat the opioid epidemic.

This week we are starting a three-part interview series with Patrick Coyne, known worldwide for his expertise in pain management. The focus of the first interview is about barriers to pain management at the end of life.

In this Episode:

  • 01:42 – Queen Elizabeth lI Honored with a Statue of her and her Corgis
  • 05:25 – Reunion Pea Casserole
  • 06:51 – Interview: What Interferes with Pain Management at End of Life?
  • 30:49 – Outro

Our Guest Patrick Coyne

You can learn a bit about Pat and his work in this video made for a prestigious palliative care award

Related Content on Pain:

Resources on Pain Management:

A Tribute to the Queen & Her Dogs

We previously shared in S2E48 about Queen Elizabeth II and her love of her corgis. That bond has been forever memorialized by a bronze statue of the late Queen and two of her beloved dogs. You can read more here: New York Times | Smithsonian | The Artist: Hywel Pratley Sculpture (@hywelpratleysculpture) • Instagram

Recipe of the Week:

How can you beat a rich filling of sausage and cheese with squash and black eyed peas to keep things healthy? This non-traditional casserole has got to be a crowd pleaser at your next event! Head over to Southern Living for the Reunion Pea Casserole recipe.

You can get this Reunion Pea Casserole recipe from Southern Living

We are also selected as one of the Top 50 Grief Blogs on the Web!

From Everyone Dies:

Everyone Dies: and yes, it is normal!

Everyone Dies (and yes, it is normal) is a story about a young boy named Jax who finds something special on the beach where he and his grandpa Pops are enjoying a wonderful day. Pops helps Jax understand that death is a normal part of life. This book provides an age appropriate, non-scary, comfortable way to introduce the important topic of mortality to a preschool child. Its simple explanation will last a lifetime. Autographed copies for sale at: www.everyonediesthebook.com. Also available at Amazon

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