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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care
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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Mari Lloyd-Williams

Abstract

Caring for patients with a terminal illness and their families requires the skills of many professionals working together as a team. It is often the psychosocial issues surrounding patients and families that cause professionals even greater difficulty than the physical symptoms. The issues of psychosocial assessment, treatment, care, and support of palliative care patients differs from the care of patients with early, treatable cancer — time is short and the emphasis different both from a patient and carer perspective. This second edition examines current practice and provision of psychosocial ... More

Keywords: terminal illness, complementary therapies, palliative care, cultural issues, communication, socio-economic issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199216420
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mari Lloyd-Williams, editor
Professor/Director, Academic Palliative and Supportive Care Studies Group, University of Liverpool, UK
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