Show Summary Details
Page of

Palliative Care for Patients with Mental Illness 

Palliative Care for Patients with Mental Illness
Palliative Care for Patients with Mental Illness

John D. Chovan

, and Betty D. Morgan

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 30 July 2021

This chapter describes the challenges and special needs for persons living with severe and persistent mental illness as they face chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Healthcare providers, especially those working on palliative care interdisciplinary teams, will learn the magnitude of this underserved population; their circumstances; the special needs of the persons with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders; and those aspects of their mental illness that limit access to and delivery of appropriate healthcare throughout the trajectory of their illnesses. Techniques for caring for and communicating with patients and their families are offered, as are ethical decision-making advice regarding refusal of treatment, capacity and competence, advance directives, and interpersonal issues.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.