Facilitator Notes


Facilitator Note 1

Addiction rates among patients with SCD have been reported to be within a range of 0 to 11% (Jacob) and 0 to 9% (Solomon). Encourage participants to see related references for these articles.

Facilitator Note 2

Pause for a moment here to invite participants to reflect on what they wish they could do to help their patients.  Invite responses from the group:

  • How do you feel when you are unable to relieve their pain or suffering?
  • How do you typically respond to patients who have continued pain crises?
  • What assumptions do you make?
  • What behaviors or character traits do you associate with “drug seekers or drug addicts”?

Facilitator Note 3

The following plenary will cover the following themes:

  • What is respect? What is the relationship between respect, trustworthiness, and trust?
  • What does it mean to show respect for patients as persons?
  • How are discrimination and bias departures from respect?
  • What are the consequences of respect for patients…or its lack?
  • What are some ways in which SCD patients are not treated with respect?