Patients are suicidal more often than expected

January 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p6
The article reports on hospice patients' suicidal inclinations resulting from a poor quality of life and a concern of suffering. Hospice professionals sometimes meet patient or family members who ask to speed up the patients death. Experts believed that education, pain management, comfort, counseling, and suicide prevention are usual strategies of dealing those type of patient.


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