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https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12954-017-0163-0

 I do a speak a couple of times a year for american uni students, where I talk about my job working in a hospital setting  implementing and involving the staff in harm reduction.
Its articles like this that make me smile. Because it is happening. Delayed I know. But still.

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Re: Harm reduction in hospital settings - article Harm reduction journal 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 09:35:28 AM »
wow. that is fantastic. i know how it is to be in hospital and get discrininated by some staff although the overwhelming majority are understanding.

it is a good opportunity to start treatment there.
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Re: Harm reduction in hospital settings - article Harm reduction journal 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 01:48:56 AM »
I recently spent some time in hospital for surgery. The residents who oversaw me were amazed at the doses of opioids I took on a daily basis. They never called me a user nor intimated that I was a user. That made me feel respected in a huge way.

I was put on my normal daily stated dose of opiods, no questions asked, with a button to dispense more when needed,  then I was given additonal relief for the surgical work with extra opioids and 50 mcg fentanyl patches.

Every day, sometimes twice a day, a dr. from staff would come and ask how my pain was. Since it was 3-4 and I wasn't personally bugged by it no more relief was given but it would have should I complained about needing more pain control.

Somewhat off topic, Patients around me were freely given all manner of opioids,  fentanyl, hydromorphone, oxycontin, morphine. I don't unlimited amounts but more than I would have expected. This is in stark contrast to when I was last in hospital when tylenol was about all they handed out for pain. That was in a surgical ward as well.

Progress is being made people, it's slow, but we are moving ahead.
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