Opioid epidemic responses have been developed without patients’ input, risking limited impacts, unfair benefits distribution, and erosion of public trust. The research team will empower opioid use disorder patients to consider with community stakeholders issues of shared decision-making and involuntary civil commitment and “big data” uses. They will recommend how to interact with patients responsibly, engender public trust, and balance individual rights and social goods.
Exploring Shared Decision-making as an Ethical Response to the Opioid Epidemic
University of Massachusetts, Amherst