Suicide among patients with cancer cared for at home by palliative-care teams

Carla Ripamonti, Antonio Filiberti, Amadio Totis, Franco De Conno, Marcello Tamburini

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Abstract

Patients with terminal cancer are thought to be at high risk of committing suicide. In a population of 17,964 patients with terminal cancer cared for at home by 12 palliative-care teams, five patients committed suicide. We speculate that continuing care made up by symptomatic treatment and psychosocial support given to these patients may reduce the risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1878
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume354
Issue number9193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 1999

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  • Medicine(all)

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