The Burden of Treatment: Literature Review and Personal Perspective of a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease Seeking Care in the Emergency Room
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session will highlight the burdens experienced with individuals with sickle cell disease seeking care in emergency rooms and how they encounter obstacles in terms of being labeled as drug seeking, not having their pain controlled in a timely fashion, and not being given the proper dose of medication to control their pain.
Session Objectives: Discuss current and past research on obstacles encountered by patients with sickle cell disease when seeking care in the ER.
Describe the disparities in treating pain in the ER between patients presenting with general pain and those presenting with sickle cell pain [time of administration, dosing, stereotypes of drug seeking].
Discuss patient perceptions and experiences in seeking treatment in emergency room settings, and provide personal statements of regarding treatment received by patients with sickle cell disease.
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Organized by: APHA
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)