SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Just wanted to see how many practicing palliativists out there are asked to see patients with addictive personalities for pain management. In my practice, we are frequently asked to see drug-seeking (read: opioids) patients in the hospital, often because no other physician wants to deal with them or their addiction. Personally, I don't feel that training in hospice and palliative medicine prepares you for this. It seems to me that these are inappropriate consults that should really go to an addiction specialist. I'd like to hear some thoughts on this, or even some advice on any resources out there that helps docs deal with this population.