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Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Care

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165784
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999897 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.003.0007
Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Care

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This chapter discusses the spiritual and psychosocial aspects of end-of-life care. It mentions the observation that far more suffering in patients with advanced illness results from psychic rather than from physical distress. The categories of psychic distress include depression, anxiety, and delirium. The chapter discusses the recommended drug and non-pharmacologic interventions for different types of spiritual and psychosocial aspects.

Keywords: end of life; spiritual care; psychosocial care; psychic distress; depression; anxiety; delirium

Chapter.  14893 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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