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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care$
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Mari Lloyd-Williams

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.001.0001

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Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care

Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care

(p.161) Chapter 8 Psychotherapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care
Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Friedrich Stiefel

Mathieu Bernard

Oxford University Press

This chapter aims to introduce the definitions and the theoretical and practical concepts of the established psychotherapeutic approaches and to present their clinical relevance and associated scientific evidence for the palliative care setting. It explains that psychotherapy focuses on issues that can be of help for psychologically distressed patients with a limited life expectancy. It also discusses the relational and technical aspects of psychotherapy and the proposed approaches for integrating psychotherapy in palliative care.

Keywords:   psychotherapy, palliative care, psychotherapeutic approaches, psychological distress, psychotherapeutic interventions

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