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A 52-year-old man with metastatic oat cell ...

Ensure that the patient receives enough medication to control his pain

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submitted by dr.xx(35),

Medication dosages should be titrated promptly to achieve effective pain control.

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submitted by sweetmed(28),

The patient is in hospice care. according to Conrad fischer ethics example, a man with COPD in hospice can be given high dose opiates even though there is a risk of respiratory depression becuase the intent to relieve suffering is the highest priority.