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Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care

Friedrich Stiefel and Mathieu Bernard

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Second edition

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216420
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730306 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0009
Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care

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This chapter aims to introduce the definitions and the theoretical and practical concepts of the established psychotherapeutic approaches and to present their clinical relevance and associated scientific evidence for the palliative care setting. It explains that psychotherapy focuses on issues that can be of help for psychologically distressed patients with a limited life expectancy. It also discusses the relational and technical aspects of psychotherapy and the proposed approaches for integrating psychotherapy in palliative care.

Keywords: psychotherapy; palliative care; psychotherapeutic approaches; psychological distress; psychotherapeutic interventions

Chapter.  7218 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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