A burden to others: a common source of distress for the terminally ill.

@article{Wilson2005ABT,
  title={A burden to others: a common source of distress for the terminally ill.},
  author={K. R. Trott. G. D. Wilson and Dorothyann Curran and Christine J McPherson},
  journal={Cognitive behaviour therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={115-23}
}
Recent research into the desire for death among people with terminal illness has begun to recognize the importance of "feeling oneself a burden to others" as a factor in suicidal behaviour. In this study, 69 patients with advanced cancer underwent semi-structured interviews. The sense of self-perceived burden was found to be a common experience, reported by 39.1% of participants as a minimal or mild concern and by 38% as a moderate to extreme concern. The sense of burden showed a low… CONTINUE READING