Identifying existential distress in people at the end of life
Dion Smyth Lecturer-practitioner in cancer and palliative care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham City University
For people receiving palliative and end of life care, the certainty of their impermanent mortality often means thoughts of existence, life and death are foremost concerns. Such apprehensions can often be distressing for them and their families, as well as the professional staff caring for them.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 4, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.4.10.s8