ORLANDO – Physicians should use the concept of fiduciary duty to set appropriate boundaries with patients taking pain medications, explained Dr. Louis Kuritzky.
Often, patients want treatments that are not in their best interests, noted Dr. Kuritzky of the department of community health and family medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
In an interview at a meeting held by the American Pain Society and Global Academy for Medical Education, Dr. Kuritzky outlined how physicians can take a fiduciary duty approach to set boundaries with patients in a dispassionate manner.
Global Academy and this news organization are owned by the same company. Dr. Kuritzky reported a financial relationship with Lilly.