Addressing the psychological and psychiatric domain of palliative care Journal Article


Authors: Strada, E. A.; Breitbart, W.
Article Title: Addressing the psychological and psychiatric domain of palliative care
Abstract: Over the past decade, populations with advanced illness have received increasing attention from the medical community and the public. Because healthcare systems are focused on disease-modifying treatments and acute medical management, there has been inadequate focus on addressing the needs of patients for whom curative treatments are no longer an option and who are approaching death. Not surprisingly, research has shown a high prevalence of poorly controlled physical symptoms, psychological distress, depression and anxiety, caregiver burden, and socio-economic stress. © MBL Communications Inc.
Keywords: review; quality of life; palliative therapy; depression; distress syndrome; anxiety; caregiver burden
Journal Title: Primary Psychiatry
Volume: 16
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1082-6319
Publisher: Mbl Communications, Inc Us  
Date Published: 2009-05-01
Start Page: 23
End Page: 24
Language: English
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 30 November 2010" - "CODEN: PPRSC" - "Source: Scopus"
MSK Authors
  1. William S Breitbart
    359 Breitbart