Travis Rieder - In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids

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Rieder’s experience with opioids began after a 2015 motorcycle accident. The medication helped him through six operations but, as he recovered from the injuries, he discovered that withdrawal from the drugs caused excruciating pain of its own. Rather than risk addiction by following his doctors’ advice to return to the opioids, Rieder endured the dope sickness. Combining this harrowing experience with his professional training, Rieder, director of the master of bioethics degree program and Research Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, traces the nation’s changing attitudes to pain management, explains the science of addiction, and exposes the inadequacies of the health care system.

 

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Non Fiction
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062854643
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Published: Harper - June 18th, 2019