University of Pittsburgh
23rd Annual Medical Ethics Update

Ethical Issues in Pain Management

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am4:30pm
University of Pittsburgh - Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

“Pain Relief as a Human Rights Issue”

Kathleen M. Foley, MD

Keynote Speaker

Attending Neurologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College


Other Lectures and Panels:

  • What is pain?
  • Spirituality as a resource for dealing with pain
  • Patients communication about pain and the doctor’s response
  • Use of nontraditional pain management treatment
  • Mental illness and physical pain
  • Balancing treatment and pain and addiction
  • Case scenarios related to dealing with difficult patients
  • Legal issues in prescribing pain medication
  • Treatment of pain in infants and children
  • Prescription drug monitoring programs

Who should attend: Health care professionals, clergy, lawyers, community members, and students.


Continuing education credit will be offered for law, social work, and nursing. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


Registration Information: Online registration is available at or by contacting the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at 412-648-7120.

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