Mental health issues near the end of life Book Section


Authors: Gibson, C. A.; Breitbart, W.; Tomarken, A.; Kosinski, A.; Nelson, C. J.
Editor: Werth, J. L. Jr
Article/Chapter Title: Mental health issues near the end of life
Abstract: (from the chapter) Managing the psychiatric complications (such as organic mental disorders, depression, suicide, anxiety) and difficult psychosocial issues (such as bereavement, loss, family dysfunction) facing persons with terminal illness and their families can test the limits of even the most skilled practitioner. It is for this reason that a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the client with advanced disease has gained broad acceptance. A psychologist or psychiatrist can play a vital role as a member of such a treatment team. This role includes the assessment and treatment of the psychological complications of terminal illness and the application of psychological and psychiatric techniques to the management of physical symptoms. This chapter is designed to provide such mental health practitioners with a knowledge base specific to the issues and symptoms common in terminal illness and to provide a framework for approaching them effectively. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: terminal illness; patient management; end-of-life; mental health issues
Book Title: Psychosocial Issues Near the End of Life: A Resource for Professional Care Providers
ISBN: 978-1-59147-236-0
Publisher: American Psychological Association  
Publication Place: Washington, DC
Date Published: 2006-01-01
Start Page: 137
End Page: 162
Language: English
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
ACCESSION: Book: 2005-11775-006
DOI: 10.1037/11262-006
PROVIDER: psycinfo
DOI/URL:
Notes: --- - Werth, James L Jr [Ed ; Blevins, Dean [Ed - xix, 258 - "Source: PsycINFO"
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