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Thanatology in a Liaison Psychiatry Setting

  • R. K. Shelley (a1)
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There has been increasing interest in recent years in the care of the terminally ill. Much of what has been written has been focussed on medical management and centred in hospices. The psychological dimension often appears neglected. The objective of this article is to outline the evolution, practice and problems of a liaison psychiatry input to the care of patients with terminal illness treated in a general hospital.

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BJPsych Bulletin
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Thanatology in a Liaison Psychiatry Setting

  • R. K. Shelley (a1)
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