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Revive, Refuse, Repeat: Informed Refusal and the Opioid Crisis

Kenneth D. Marshall, MD, MA
University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2018
Duration 2 years
Amount $109,703

Patients suffering from illness stemming from opioid misuse and addiction frequently refuse care. Providers who encounter these patients often find themselves caught between the need to respect patients’ autonomy, and the need to provide appropriate and potentially life-saving care. This project aims to characterize current provider understanding of the ethical issues involved in such clinical dilemmas and to provide ethical guidance on how to navigate them.  

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