Dying, dignity, and new horizons in palliative end-of-life care.

  title={Dying, dignity, and new horizons in palliative end-of-life care.},
  author={Harvey Max Chochinov},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={84-103; quiz 104-5}
Palliative care practitioners are now better able than ever before to ameliorate end-of-life symptom distress. What remains less developed, however, is the knowledge base and skill set necessary to recognize, assess, and compassionately address the psychosocial, existential, and spiritual aspects of the patient's dying experience. This review provides an overview of these areas, focusing primarily on empirical data that has examined these issues. A brief overview of psychiatric challenges in… CONTINUE READING
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