Overdosing on Prescription Painkillers: Dying for Pain Relief?

Specialties CNS


"independent providers" / collaboration with pain management clinic CNS/NP .

Hello! I asked too many questions regarding "independent providers PMHNP", no any response. I know this is a very small number of NP's in NY that work as "independent providers" and I don't anticipate a lot of responses, but if there are any psychiatry nurse practitioners out there, can you please tell me more about what you do? May be some of you work with "pain management" clinics/ offices/other practitioners in collaboration.

The optimal way to treat chronic pain is through a multidisciplinary pain clinic, using a team approach offering physical therapy, psychological support, and appropriate pain medications. Such facilities are rare, and not surprisingly, a significant number of chronic pain sufferers are from low-income groups.

Do you like what you do?

What career pathway did you take to get to where you are now?

Do you see a growing need for PMHNP in primary care, that work as independent provider?

How is your relationship with MDs?

What difficulties in autonomy do you have in your practice?

What don't you like about about what you do? If you had the power to change something about your work, what would it be?

How much stress do you feel? Do you feel like you have enough down time?

Do you feel like you have a natural talent for this type of work, or was it something that you developed over time?

If you had it to do over again, would you choose this line of work? If you plan to do something different in the future, what is it?

If you could share information regarding following:

Practice Requirements for Nurse Practitioners:

I. Collaborative Practice

II. Practicing in Accordance with a Written Practice Agreement with a Collaborating Physician

Written Practice Agreements

Written Practice Protocols

Collaborative Relationships (Effective January 1, 2015)

IV. Financial Arrangements between a Nurse Practitioner and a Collaborating Physician

Also what do you think regarding Overdosing on Prescription Painkillers: Dying for Pain Relief?

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