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DNP student is published in Pain Management Nursing, an official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses

Candace Coggins, a current student of Loyola University New Orleans' DNP program, recently “Adherence Monitoring with Chronic Opioid Therapy for Persistent Pain: a Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Approach to Mitigate Risk.”

This companion article to the American Society for Pain Management Nursing "Position Statement on Pain Management in Patients with Substance Use Disorders" (2012) focuses on the intersection of persistent pain, substance use disorder (SUD), and chronic opioid therapy and the clinical implications of monitoring adherence with safe use of opioids for those with persistent pain.

Kudos to Candace for her excellent work!

The full manuscript can be found here:

Matteliano, D., St. Marie, B., Oliver, J., & Coggins, C. (2014). Adherence monitoring with chronic opioid therapy for persistent pain:  A biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to mitigate risk.Journal of Pain Management Nursing, 15(1), 391-405. 

Other published work by Candace:

  • Coggins, C. (2014). Alcohol abuse and dependence. In E. Chai, D. Meier, J Morris & S Goldhirsch (Eds.), Geriatric Palliative Care (in press). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Coggins, C. (2014). Letter to the editor. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(1), A12
  • Coggins, C. (2013, July 23). Clinics for underserved continue to be necessary, The Island Packet Newspaper, Bluffton, SC
  • Coggins, C. (2013). Individual differences despite culture and cohort. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 46(6), 965-966