Year: 2000 Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, v.132, no.3, (1 February 2000), p.209-218 SIEC No: 20041126

In this paper, the author uses 3 case studies of terminally ill patients to illustrate assessment & management of normal distress & grieving, clinical depression, & the wish to hasten death in the presence of psychological distress. Indicators of depression, including suicidal ideation, are reviewed, & treatment options are discussed. (95 refs)