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How family physicians address diagnosis and management of depression in palliative care patients

Warmenhoven, Franca; Rijswijk, Eric van; Hoogstraten, Elise van; Spaendonck, Karel van; Lucassen, Peter; Prins, Judith; Vissers, Kris C.; Van Weel, Chris

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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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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80544
Source: Annals of Family Medicine
DOI: 10.1370/afm.1373

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