Suicide in palliative care setting

Chloe Hui-Ling Choy


Suicide has consistently been associated with depression and treated as such by medical professionals. However, we must remember that it is an independent entity, with numerous factors contributing to such feelings, and should approach it accordingly, looking to understand the patients’ perspective. Suicide in terminally ill patients is no different, and steps to prevent the hastening of death should be taken in line with the intentions of palliative care.

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