End of Life Journal Archives

Content tagged with Clinical Review

Assessment Of Depression When Patients Desire A Hastened Death

Helen Scott

Patients’ mental health status is an important element of palliative and end-of-life care. However, depression is often under-recognised in terminally ill cancer patients. That is because symptoms of depression can mimic those of advanced cancer and clinicians often think that patients’ low mood is an understandable reaction to terminal illness.... Read full article

Dyspnoea In Copd: The Effect on Functional Ability and Carers

Rebecca Jennings

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex, progressive, respiratory condition. The primary symptom of COPD is dyspnoea (the subjective experience of breathing discomfort). Worldwide, COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Due to the progressive nature of COPD, limitation of functional ability increases proportionally to disease severity,... Read full article

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