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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care$
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Mari Lloyd-Williams

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.001.0001

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Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Palliative Care

Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Palliative Care

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(p.129) Chapter 7 Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Palliative Care
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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care
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Hayley Pessin

Yesne Alici Evcimen

Andreas J. Apostolatos

William Breitbart

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0008

This chapter examines the growing importance of diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders in patients with terminal cancer. Depression is a common complication among patients receiving end of life care that continues to be under-recognized and remains a source of considerable suffering. The amelioration of depression is essential in order to provide effective and comprehensive palliative care, as it will minimize prolonged suffering, maximize the potential for a meaningful existence, and help provide a higher quality of life for patients near the end of life.

Keywords:   depression, terminally ill, psychiatric disorders, terminal care, palliative care, quality of life

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