Year: 2003 Source: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. p.81-103 SIEC No: 20040875

This chapter reviews the prevalence, risk factors assessment, & management of depression in terminally ill cancer patients. It provides tools to effectively recognize, address, & care for patients experiencing depression at the end of life. A section discussing suicide & the desire for hastened death in the terminally ill is included, which provides information regarding the assessment & management of suicidal patients. (64 refs)