Warmenhoven, Franca; Rijswijk, Eric van; Hoogstraten, Elise van; Spaendonck, Karel van; Lucassen, Peter; Prins, Judith; Vissers, Kris C.; Van Weel, Chris
PURPOSE Depression is highly prevalent in palliative care patients. In clinical practice, there is concern about both insufficient and excessive diagnosis and treatment of depression. In the Netherlands, family physicians have a central role in delivering palliative care. We explored variation in family physicians' opinions regarding the recognition, diagnosis, and management of depression in palliative care patients. METHODS We conducted a focus group study in a sample of family physicians...[Show more]
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