Year: 1998 Source: Western Journal of Medicine, v.169, no.6, (December 1998), p.390-395 SIEC No: 20052186

This essay tries to find common ground between the worlds of Shakespeare & clinical medicine to offer practitioners a fresh perspective. Understanding & responding to the emotional state of dying patients is important because psychosocial factors can influence the prognosis & especially the quality of life. (LC) (23 refs)