Evaluation of Article on Opioid Pain Medications This article concerns opioid pain medications and maintains that they are safe and effective if they are used in the recommended way. There can be very serious problems with opiod analgesics and they can cause death if used improperly. The article makes it clear that the problem is that patients with chronic pain are suffering needlessly because pain is not being managed properly. The article is intended to provide solutions to the problem of pain and its treatment and those solutions appear to be well researched. The article will be evaluated for validity and especially in terms of the sources used by the author. It will also be assessed for how relevant it is for nursing practice....The end:
.....es are well aware of the value of the biopsychosocial approach and they also are aware of approaching the person with all their needs. This article is valuable because it could provide nurses with the motivation to address the type of pain management program that is lacking in Ontario. The article reminds nurses that large numbers of people are taking narcotic pain killers in the wrong way. These people are numerous needs that need to be addressed. Since the news article is just a response to a research article in a professional journal, nurses should read the article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. References Anonymous (Dec. 8, 2009). REPEAT: Opioid pain medications safe and effective when used appropriately. Canada NewsWire .