This session describes low-cost, low-risk, scalable methods to engage patients in compassionate opioid tapering across practice settings. Faculty are opioid tapering experts (2 physicians and a psychologist) from VA, community, and academic settings. Become equipped to screen and partner with patients, implement a successful taper, manage pitfalls, and optimize results.
Threading the Needle: Psychological Strategies to Achieve the Goals of Opioid De-Prescribing and Patient-Centered Pain Care
Beth Darnall, PhD
Opioid Tapering in the VA Healthcare System: Resources, Pitfalls, and Best Practices
Aram Mardian, MD
Boots on the Ground for the Private Practice Prescriber: Patient-Centered Opioid Tapering
Richard L. Stieg
- Describe the results for pragmatic patient-centered prescription opioid tapering research.
- List 3 core principles of patient-centered prescription opioid tapering.
- List 3 psychological and medical strategies that enhance patient engagement and response to outpatient prescription opioid tapering.