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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care: A community based approach for life limiting illness

Mari Lloyd-Williams

Abstract

Patients with life-limiting illness and their families require the skills of many professionals, but also the support of their community. Psychosocial issues for people with life-limiting and terminal illness are complex and require excellent team work and the ability to look beyond the obvious. Whilst most professionals are comfortable in assessing and supporting even the most intimate of physical problems, assessing and supporting the emotional, social, and spiritual sequelae of terminal illness is challenging. More attention has been given to the psychosocial needs of adults with cancer tha ... More

Keywords: psychological, social, neonatal, lifespan, palliative care, Compassionate Communities, spirituality, frailty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806677.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mari Lloyd-Williams, editor
University of Liverpool

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