Providing Palliative Care to People with Mental Health Illnesses

Palliative Health

Providing Palliative Care to People with Mental Health IllnessesAs unfortunate as it is, people who suffer from one or more mental illnesses tend to die anywhere from 10 to 15 years sooner than those who don’t have mental illnesses.  Additionally, those with mental health conditions require more in-depth end-of-life care due to their psychological needs. On the upside, there are palliative care facilities and services that are available for these people.

Understanding Mental Health Illness and Its Effect on Palliative Care

When a person suffers from a mental health illness, he or she may or may not be aware of the condition.  Take for example a person who suffers from dementia.  At times, the person may be well aware that dementia is causing problems, while at other times, the condition itself may cause the person to be unaware of its presence.  Its circumstances like this that make providing palliative care to those with mental health illnesses a…

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