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The Medicare CoPs guide clinicians in care and remind them that patients have a right to learn about their treatment choices and to participate in the development and implementation of their plan of care. These best practices address which ethical principle?
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Choose the true statement about the benefit of pain management:Pain management promotes overall health and well-being.According to the WHO pain relief ladder, a second-step treatment (for moderate pain) is:Oxycodone + aspirinDifferent types of pain scales are used to determine the intensity of patient pain. If a patient is asked to point to the place on a scale that shows his or her level of pain, the pain scale being used is:Visual analog scalePatients require education about opioid use disorder (opioid addiction). Patients should be taught that:Addiction is rare with long-term use of opioids to treat chronic pain.The clinician should ask the patient about type, cause, and intensity of pain as part of the:Baseline pain assessmentIn elderly patients, analgesic drugs tend to have:Unusually high peak of maximum activitySymptoms such as weight loss, constipation, and depression are often seen with:Chronic painAccording to Margo McCaffery's definition of pain, a patient is in pain when:The patient says he or she is in pain.Positive patient outcomes are possible if:You involve the patient in the plan of care. You provide vigilant monitoring while on opioid therapy. You inform patients of the benefits and risks of pain treatments.The biological function of pain is to warn the body of injury. The type of pain that properly serves this function is:Acute painChoose the statement that most accurately describes pain reassessment considerations:The patient risks as well as the inherent risks of the pain drug used, should help determine the frequency of the re-assessments.