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People with mental health needs

Annabel Price and Max Henderson

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Second edition

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599295
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0041
People with mental health needs

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This chapter examines the way in which those with long-term mental health problems can be voiceless. A limited ability to make their needs known contributes substantially to their ongoing suffering. Analysis of the interaction between mental health difficulties and palliative medicine should identify opportunities to improve the relationship and thereby give this group a greater voice and better care.

Keywords: mental health problems; palliative care; end of life care; mental health difficulties

Chapter.  4376 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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