Substance Use Disorder in Aging and Serious Illness: A Podcast with Katie Fitzgerald Jones, Jessica Merlin, Devon Check

The CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain excludes those undergoing cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. In doing so, it seems to give the impression that pain seen in cancer is inherently different than pain seen in other conditions and that those with cancer may not have the same risk for opioid use disorder as compared to other conditions.

In this GeriPal podcast Katie Jones, Jessica Merlin, and Devon Check discuss cancer and cancer pain, screening options for substance use disorder, treatments and treatment concerns, and age-friendly care for older adults with substance use disorder.

Link: GeriPal Podcasts (01/2024)