Assessing and Managing Depression in the Terminally Ill Patient

  title={Assessing and Managing Depression in the Terminally Ill Patient},
  author={Susan Dale Block},
  booktitle={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Physicians who care for terminally ill patients confront a range of complex medical and psychosocial challenges, and treating patients who are experiencing psychosocial distress is often a particularly troublesome clinical task. Although it is difficult to imagine any patient facing the end of life without emotional distress, physicians may not immediately be able to differentiate between normal, appropriate, inevitable distress and more severe disturbances. In this paper, I use three cases to… CONTINUE READING


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