Module 1: Professional Accountability and Prescribing
Treatment agreements exercise
Review the following articles which provide background information and interesting perspectives on the use of treatment agreements in practice.
- Cheatle, M.D., & Savage, S.R. (2012). Informed consent in opioid therapy: A potential obligation and opportunity. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 40(1), 105-116.
- Payne, R., Anderson, E., Arnold, R., Duensing, L., Gilson, A., Green, C.,…Christopher, M. (2010). A rose by any other name: Pain contracts/agreements. The American Journal of Bioethics, 10(11), 5–12. DOI:10.1080/15265161.2010.519425
- Starrels, J.L., Becker, W.C., Alford, D.P., Kapoor, A., Williams, A.R., & Turner, B.J. (2010). Systematic review: Treatment agreements and urine drug testing to reduce opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain. Annals of Internal Medicine, 152, 712-720.
Link to the sample treatment agreement in the Practice Toolkit and complete a treatment agreement for a fictitious patient. You may wish to practice with a colleague or family member to use your interviewing skills as some of the questions can be difficult to discuss.