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End-of-life care for patients with mental illness and personality disorders 

End-of-life care for patients with mental illness and personality disorders
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End-of-life care for patients with mental illness and personality disorders
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Betty D. Morgan

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10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0040
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter examines what is known about palliative care and the mentally ill, including those with serious mental illness (SMI) and personality disorders (PDs). Special issues related to communication and treatment are presented as well as strategies for care for this population. Ethical issues including capacity and competency for decision-making as it relates to those with SMI and end-of-life care are also discussed. Collaboration and consultation between providers is essential in providing end-of-life care for those with SMI.

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