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  1. Hall, Mellisa A. DNP, ANP/FNP/GNP-BC


Chronic pancreatitis is a relentlessly painful condition associated most commonly with alcoholism. Patients suffer wasting and depression as a result of chronic pain. It is important for home care clinicians to recognize the signs of pancreatitis and understand the current evidence-based treatment strategies to control the symptoms. Although alcoholism and depression are frequent comorbidities of pancreatitis, a full discussion of alcoholism and depression is outside the scope of this article.