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by Dr John
Last reviewed: September 2014
How do you want to die?
Providing good quality terminal care is what
we would want for ourselves, our loved ones and our patients.
Good psychological care must go hand in hand
with good physical care.
Psychiatric issues in terminal care are
challenging; however, involvement in them is highly rewarding and
generally a positive experience.
This module describes how psychiatric issues
can affect terminal care, illustrating the most common psychiatric
presentations in terminally ill patients and showing how to tailor
management strategies to these conditions. The module also looks at
prescribing issues that can crop up in treating terminally ill
patients as well as the psychodynamic and psychological
processes common in terminal illness care in patients and
Start the module
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