Episode 102: A Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Miles on pain management at the end of life
In this week’s episode, Saul talks to Dr. Miles who works as a clinical pharmacist for Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services on pain management at the end of life. Pain management is a primary goal of hospice care. But people often have misconceptions about how hospice care deals with pain and other end-of-life symptoms.
For instance, relatives sometimes worry their loved one will be “doped up” or become addicted to strong pain medications. Or they may fear their family member will suffer severe pain or other symptoms without sufficient relief. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Miles will shade some light on all of that.