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Hospice and Palliative Care for Terminally Ill Individuals with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness: Widening the Horizons.
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PMID:  22897214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Terminally ill individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) are currently underserved by palliative care. However, palliative care nurses can expect to see more patients with SPMI because an estimated 6% of the adult population has chronic mental illness, and mortality and morbidity rates are higher in this group. Reasons for these increased rates are discussed. Literature regarding the provision of palliative care to those with SPMI is sparse, but what literature there is does offer suggestions for improvements in clinical practice. These suggestions for improvement are explored, and conclusions are drawn about the need for future research.
Terry Lane Terpstra; Tammy Lynn Terpstra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0279-3695     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200911     Medline TA:  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  2-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright 2012, SLACK Incorporated.
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