Existential suffering in the palliative care setting: an integrated literature review.

@article{Boston2011ExistentialSI,
  title={Existential suffering in the palliative care setting: an integrated literature review.},
  author={Patricia H Boston and Anne Bruce and Rita Schreiber},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={604-18}
}
CONTEXT Existential and spiritual concerns in relation to palliative end-of-life care have received increasing attention over the past decade. OBJECTIVES To review the literature specifically related to existential suffering in palliative care in terms of the significance of existential suffering in end-of-life care, definitions, conceptual frameworks, and interventions. METHODS A systematic approach was undertaken with the aim of identifying emerging themes in the literature. Databases… CONTINUE READING

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