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
Elizabeth A. Evans et al., Perceived Benefits and Harms of Involuntary Civil Commitment for Opioid Use Disorder, The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Jan 2021.Read more
Elizabeth Evans et al., A qualitative study of big data and the opioid epidemic: recommendations for data governance, BMC Medical Ethics, Oct 2020.Read more
Elizabeth Evans and Yih-Ing Hser, The Natural History, Clinical Course, and Long-Term Recovery from Opioid Disorders, in Current Clinical Psychiatry, Springer, 2019.Read more