Psychiatric dimensions of palliative care Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms
  • Psychotherapy, Group
  • Survivors

abstract

  • A critically important aspect of palliative care is the prompt recognition and effective treatment of psychiatric complications. Psychiatric syndromes such as depression, anxiety, confusion, suicidal ideation, and wish for hastened death or assisted-suicide occur in a significant percentage of patients with advanced illness. This article reviews their frequency, diagnosis, associated factors, and management to help expand the focus of palliative care beyond pain and physical symptom control.

publication date

  • January 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0733-8619(05)70055-4

PubMed ID

  • 11854108

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 949

end page

  • 67

volume

  • 19

number

  • 4