KATE NICHOLSON – The Other Side of The Opioid Crisis & Pain Management

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Hear U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney Kate Nicholson talk on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show about her riveting story and her controversial advocacy work to empower chronic pain sufferers in the midst of the current opioid crisis.

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Hear U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney, Kate Nicholson talk on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show about her riveting story and her controversial advocacy work to empower chronic pain sufferers in the midst of the current opioid crisis.
Hear U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney, Kate Nicholson talk on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show about her riveting story and her controversial advocacy work to empower chronic pain sufferers in the midst of the current opioid crisis.

 

As a Federal Civil Rights Prosecutor Kate Nicholson practiced disability and health-related civil rights law and secured powerful victories, including in the U.S. Supreme Court. Presently, Kate speaks, writes and advocates about the treatment of pain, especially in relation to the opioid crisis.
As a Federal Civil Rights Prosecutor Kate Nicholson practiced disability and health-related civil rights law and secured powerful victories, including in the U.S. Supreme Court. Presently, Kate speaks, writes and advocates about the treatment of pain, especially in relation to the opioid crisis.

 

 

About Kate Nicholson JD, Civil Rights Attorney

A Harvard Law Graduate and Senior Fellow at Dartmouth College, Kate Nicholson JD served in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for more than 20 years. As a Federal Civil Rights Prosecutor she practiced disability and health-related civil rights law and secured U.S. Supreme Court and other legal victories Presently, Kate speaks, writes and advocates about the treatment of pain, especially in relation to the opioid crisis.

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Champion

Kate Nicholson is a nationally-recognized expert in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While at the U.S. Department of Justice, Kate brought foundational ADA cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, primarily drafted the current ADA regulations, and oversaw litigation both within the division and in U.S. Attorney’s Offices nationwide.  During those years, she also had persistent pain following a surgical mishap that left her largely unable sit, stand or walk.

Pain Treatment Advocate

Since 2016, Nicholson has been advocating about the treatment of pain.  In addition to her riveting TEDx talk, Kate speaks to undergraduate and graduate students at universities, such as Dartmouth College and Tulane, about the drug overdose crisis and the treatment of pain.  Kate also keynotes at professional conferences for primary care and pain management clinicians. She has published opinion pieces in such publications as The Hill, The LA Times, The Washington Post, and STAT makes media appearances, and is currently working with David Black Literary Agency on a book that pivots from her personal story to examine pain policy in the context of the opioid crisis.

~Kate Nicholson JD Former US Department of Justice Disability & Civil Rights Attorney talks about integrative pain treatment and the importance of opioids on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on HealthyLife.Net Radio

“I became a person with a disability working as a disability rights lawyer.”

~Kate Nicholson JD
Former US Department of Justice Disability & Civil Rights Attorney

ADAadept

Now based in Colorado, Kate consults on issues related to health policy and accessibility through ADAadept, an organization that offers ‘Tailored Sollutions to ADA Compliance.’ Among their service offerings, ADAadept helps organizations, companies and universities ensure accessibility of their services for those living with disabilities. They perform evaluations, compliance reviews, provide professional staff training, model policies, and help troubleshoot around complex disability and access issues. (adapted from Kate Nicholson’s website).

Pain & Disability Rights Leadership

In addition to her work with ADAadept, Kate collaborates with a number of organizations. She is Co-Chairperson of the Chronic Pain/Opioid Task Force of the National Centers on Independent Living, a coalition of disability rights organizations from every state and US territory.  She also works with For Grace, an organization dedicated to women in pain, and is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain.

“On the right dose of pain medicine, I won important cases in Federal Court, arguing from a folding lawn chair.” ~Kate Nicholson JD from TedXBoulder talk 'What we lose when we undertreat pain'
“On the right dose of pain medicine, I won important cases in Federal Court, arguing from a folding lawn chair.” ~Kate Nicholson JD from TedXBoulder talk ‘What we lose when we undertreat pain’

“On the right dose of pain medicine, I won important cases in Federal Court, arguing from a folding lawn chair.”

~Kate Nicholson JD
From TedXBoulder talk “What we lose when we undertreat pain”

 

“On the right dose of pain medicine, I won important cases in Federal Court, arguing from a folding lawn chair.” ~Kate Nicholson JD From TedXBoulder talk "What we lose when we undertreat pain"
“On the right dose of pain medicine, I won important cases in Federal Court, arguing from a folding lawn chair.” ~Kate Nicholson JD From TedXBoulder talk “What we lose when we undertreat pain”

Art, Ideas & Culture

Less known than her pain and disability advocacy and education is Kate’s love and service of the the arts. As an arts lover, Kate is also the President of Tilt West, a Colorado-based non-profit that is a cultural hub for provocative writing and conversations about art, ideas and culture.  She currently serves on the advisory board for the art museum at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

At Pain’s Weak Mercy: We need better education and research about opioids for those who suffer chronic pain.

by Kate Nicholson (in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine Mar – Apr 2017)

At Pain’s Weak Mercy We need better education and research about opioids for those who suffer chronic pain. kate nicholson ’86 | Mar - Apr 2017
At Pain’s Weak Mercy: We need better education and research about opioids for those who suffer chronic pain by Kate Nicholson (in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine Mar – Apr 2017)

 

The clampdown on opioid prescriptions is hurting pain patients

by Kate Nicholson (LA Times January 18, 2019)

 The clampdown on opioid prescriptions is hurting pain patients by Kate Nicholson (LA Times January 18, 2019)
The clampdown on opioid prescriptions is hurting pain patients by Kate Nicholson (LA Times January 18, 2019)

 

The other side of the opioid epidemic — we’re people in severe pain

by Kate Nicholson JD (in The Hill, February 16, 2018)

The other side of the opioid epidemic - we're people in severe pain by Kate Nicholson JD (in The Hill, February 16, 2018)
The other side of the opioid epidemic – we’re people in severe pain by Kate Nicholson JD (in The Hill, February 16, 2018)

Overzealous use of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline is harming pain patients

By Kate M. Nicholson, Diane E. Hoffman, and Chad D. Kollas (in STAT, December 6, 2018)

Overzealous use of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline is harming pain patients By Kate M. Nicholson, Diane E. Hoffman, and Chad D. Kollas (in STAT, December 6, 2018)
Overzealous use of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline is harming pain patients
By Kate M. Nicholson, Diane E. Hoffman, and Chad D. Kollas (in STAT, December 6, 2018)

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