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Monnat article on teaching to the opioid epidemic published in Medical Teacher

May 31, 2017

Teaching to the Opioid Epidemic: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Daniel R. George, Shannon M. Monnat, Rachel Levine, Barbara Blatt & Jed D. Gonzalo

Medical Teacher, May 2017

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat


Opioid abuse has emerged as a major public health crisis in the US. As half of opioid-related overdose deaths involve prescription drugs and 80 percent of patients using heroin begin using opioids with prescription drugs, prescriber behavior is a key aspect of the crisis. There is a need for medical educators to teach to this complex epidemic, helping students develop safe, effective pain management strategies.

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