Depression, hopelessness, and desire for hastened death in terminally ill patients with cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Death
  • Depression
  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminally Ill

abstract

  • Desire for hastened death among terminally ill cancer patients is not uncommon. Depression and hopelessness are the strongest predictors of desire for hastened death in this population and provide independent and unique contributions. Interventions addressing depression, hopelessness, and social support appear to be important aspects of adequate palliative care, particularly as it relates to desire for hastened death.

publication date

  • December 13, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11147988

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2907

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 284

number

  • 22