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Focus (Medicine: Pain Management) #633187

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 30, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The beginning of national standards for pain relief for patients in hospitals and nursing homes examined; details given of rules for charting pain; hospital scenes shown. [Children's Memorial Hospital Dr. Patrick BIRMINGHAM - says his goal is to minimize patients' pain; downplays the medication addiction problem; says aggressive pain management can shorten hospital stays for children.] [Joint Commission of Accreditation Carole PATTERSON - talks about the lack of pain relief.] [Rush-Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center Dr. Martin GORBIEN - explains how non-verbal communication can be used to analyze pain.]

Reporter(s):
Seigenthaler, John;
Tibbles, Kevin
Duration:
00:03:10

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