Psychotherapy of the dying patient.

  title={Psychotherapy of the dying patient.},
  author={A Stedeford},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • A Stedeford
  • Published 1979 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
The psychotherapeutic aspects of the care of the 49 terminally ill patients described in the preceeding paper are discussed. Their differing ways of coping with the stress of dying and the range of psychotherapeutic strategies used in treatment are described. The work suggests that the therapist's use of psychological insights can improve his understanding of the emotional pain of terminal illness, and well-aimed psychotherapy can contribute to its relief. 

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