JACC Leadership Page: Opioid Crisis Impacting More Than Just Patients

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In a new Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC; Jason H. Gilbert, PHD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC; and William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA, FACC, discuss the issues that clinicians, hospitals and practices are facing in light of the opioid crisis.

On the workforce front, the authors write that opioid patients are source of clinician burnout. They highlight a recent article published in PLOS One – nurses on the front lines of treating addiction patients cited factors "related to managing patients' pain, overall communication and threats to personal safety" as key contributors to feelings of burnout. Read more.