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Titolo:
Demoralization syndrome - a relevant psychiatric diagnosis for palliative care
Autore:
Kissane, DW; Clarke, DM; Street, AF;
Indirizzi:
Univ Melbourne, Dept Med, Ctr Palliat Care, Melbourne, Vic 3052, AustraliaUniv Melbourne Melbourne Vic Australia 3052 elbourne, Vic 3052, Australia Monash Univ, Dept Med Psychol, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Monash Univ Clayton Vic Australia 3168 chol, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia La Trobe Univ, Sch Nursing, Bundoora, Vic 3083, Australia La Trobe Univ Bundoora Vic Australia 3083 , Bundoora, Vic 3083, Australia
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 12 - 21
SICI:
0825-8597(200121)17:1<12:DS-ARP>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TERMINALLY-ILL; DEPRESSION; SHAME; HOPE; DIMENSIONS; SUICIDE; PATIENT; HEALTH; CANCER; DEATH;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
86
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kissane, DW Univ Melbourne, Dept Med, Ctr Palliat Care, Melbourne, Vic 3052, Australia Univ Melbourne Melbourne Vic Australia 3052 c 3052, Australia
Citazione:
D.W. Kissane et al., "Demoralization syndrome - a relevant psychiatric diagnosis for palliative care", J PALLIAT C, 17(1), 2001, pp. 12-21

Abstract

Hopelessness, loss of meaning, and existential distress are proposed as the core features of the diagnostic category of demoralization syndrome. Thissyndrome can be differentiated from depression and is recognizable in palliative care settings. it is associated with chronic medical illness, disability, bodily disfigurement, fear of loss of dignity, social isolation, and - where there is a subjective sense of incompetence - feelings of greater dependency on others or the perception of being a burden. Because of the sense of impotence or helplessness, those with the syndrome predictably progress to a desire to die or to commit suicide. A treatment approach is described which has the potential to alleviate the distress caused by this syndrome. Overall, demoralization syndrome has satisfactory face, descriptive, predictive, construct, and divergent validity, suggesting its utility as a diagnostic category in palliative care.

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