For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients’ pain. A panel talks about the latest finding on pain management and its role in the treatment of short- and long-term illness.
- Jim Guest of the American Pain Foundation
- Susan McBeth Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
- Dr. Veronica Mitchell director of pain management services at Georgetown University Hospital
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