Review collection - Psychological issues 

184 reviews

Assessment of psychological factors - 20 reviews


Burrell A, Selman LE. How do Funeral Practices Impact Bereaved Relatives' Mental Health, Grief and Bereavement? A Mixed Methods Review with Implications for COVID-19. Omega (Westport). 2020 Jul 8:30222820941296. doi: 10.1177/0030222820941296. Epub ahead of print.

Frederiksen KS, Cooper C, Frisoni GB, Frölich L, Georges J, Kramberger MG, Nilsson C, Passmore P, Mantoan Ritter L, Religa D, Schmidt R, Stefanova E, Verdelho A, Vandenbulcke M, Winblad B, Waldemar G. A European Academy of Neurology guideline on medical management issues in dementia. Eur J Neurol. 2020 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/ene.14412. Epub ahead of print.


Shunmugasundaram C, Rutherford C, Butow PN, Sundaresan P, Dhillon HM. Content comparison of unmet needs self-report measures used in patients with head and neck cancer: A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2019 Oct 26. doi: 10.1002/pon.5257. [Epub ahead of print]

Zuccala M, Menzies RE, Hunt CJ, Abbott MJ. A systematic review of the psychometric properties of death anxiety self-report measures. Death Stud. 2019 Dec 6:1-23. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1699203. [Epub ahead of print]


Kupeli N, Candy B, Tamura-Rose G, Schofield G, Webber N, Hicks SE, Floyd T, Vivat B, Sampson EL, Stone P, Aspden T. Tools Measuring Quality of Death, Dying, and Care, Completed after Death: Systematic Review of Psychometric Properties. Patient. 2018 Aug 24. doi: 10.1007/s40271-018-0328-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Cagle JG, Bunting M, Kelemen A, Lee J, Terry D, Harris R. Psychosocial needs and interventions for heart failure patients and families receiving palliative care support: a systematic review. Heart Fail Rev. 2017 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]


McLeod-Sordjan R. Death preparedness: a concept analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2014 May;70(5):1008-19. Epub 2013 Sep 15.


Krikorian A, Limonero JT, Corey MT. Suffering assessment: a review of available instruments for use in palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2013 Feb;16(2):130-42. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0370. Epub 2013 Jan 25.


Brandstätter M, Baumann U, Borasio GD, Fegg MJ. Systematic review of meaning in life assessment instruments. Psychooncology. 2012 Jan 10. doi: 10.1002/pon.2113. [Epub ahead of print]

Howell D, Mayo S, Currie S, Jones G, Boyle M, Hack T, Green E, Hoffman L, Collacutt V, McLeod D, Simpson J. Psychosocial health care needs assessment of adult cancer patients: a consensus-based guideline. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Dec;20(12):3343-54. Epub 2012 May 13.

Kayser K, Acquati C, Tran TV. No patients left behind: a systematic review of the cultural equivalence of distress screening instruments. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2012 Nov;30(6):679-93.

Lelorain S, Brédart A, Dolbeault S, Sultan S. A systematic review of the associations between empathy measures and patient outcomes in cancer care. Psychooncology. 2012 Dec;21(12):1255-64. doi: 10.1002/pon.2115. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

Mitchell AJ, Meader N, Davies E, Clover K, Carter GL, Loscalzo MJ, Linden W, Grassi L, Johansen C, Carlson LE, Zabora J. Meta-analysis of screening and case finding tools for depression in cancer: evidence based recommendations for clinical practice on behalf of the Depression in Cancer Care consensus group. J Affect Disord. 2012 Oct;140(2):149-60. Epub 2012 May 24.

Moyer A, Goldenberg M, Hall MA, Knapp-Oliver SK, Sohl SJ, Sarma EA, Schneider S. Mediators of change in psychosocial interventions for cancer patients: a systematic review. Behav Med. 2012;38(3):90-114.


Kodaka M, Postuvan V, Inagaki M, Yamada M. A systematic review of scales that measure attitudes toward suicide. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;57(4):338-61.

Ziegler L, Hill K, Neilly L, Bennett MI, Higginson IJ, Murray SA, Stark D; COMPASS Collaborative. Identifying psychological distress at key stages of the cancer illness trajectory: a systematic review of validated self-report measures. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Mar;41(3):619-36.


Robson A, Scrutton F, Wilkinson L, MacLeod F. The risk of suicide in cancer patients: a review of the literature. Psychooncology. 2010 Dec;19(12):1250-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.1717.


Vodermaier A, Linden W, Siu C. Screening for emotional distress in cancer patients: a systematic review of assessment instruments. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Nov 4;101(21):1464-88. Epub 2009 Oct 13.


Arden-Close E, Gidron Y, Moss-Morris R. Psychological distress and its correlates in ovarian cancer: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2008 Nov;17(11):1061-72.

Thekkumpurath P, Venkateswaran C, Kumar M, Bennett MI. Screening for psychological distress in palliative care: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Nov;36(5):520-8.

Background articles (e.g., prevalence, risk factors, practitioner interactions) - 35 reviews


Daudt HM, Spargo EL. Challenges and Facilitators for Psychosocial Support when Aging and Dying in Place: A Rapid Review of the Literature. Can J Aging. 2023 Mar;42(1):135-153. doi: 10.1017/S071498082200023X. Epub 2022 Jun 28.

Davis S, Serfaty M, Low J, Armstrong M, Kupeli N, Lanceley A. Experiential avoidance in advanced cancer: a mixed-methods systematic review. Int J Behav Med. 2023 Oct;30(5):585-604.

George LS, Epstein RM, Akincigil A, Saraiya B, Trevino KM, Kuziemski A, Pushparaj L, Policano E, Prigerson HG, Godwin K, Duberstein P. Psychological Determinants of Physician Variation in End-of-Life Treatment Intensity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Synthesis. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Feb 2. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-08011-4. Epub ahead of print.

Ho KHM, Yang C, Ng MSN, Tao A, Chan HYL. Loneliness at end-of-life: A scoping review. J Clin Nurs. 2023 May 6. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16748. Epub ahead of print.

Otto RB, Fields NL, Bennett M, Anderson KA. Positive aging and death or dying: A scoping review. Gerontologist. 2023 Oct 17;63(9):1497-1509.

Park S, Kim H, Jang MK, Kim H, Raszewski R, Doorenbos AZ. Community-based death preparation and education: A scoping review. Death Stud. 2023;47(2):221-230. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2045524. Epub 2022 Mar 11.

Sadowska K, Fong T, Horning DR, McAteer S, Ekwebelem MI, Demetres M, Reid MC, Shalev D. Psychiatric Comorbidities and Outcomes in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul;66(1):e129-e151. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.03.007. Epub 2023 Mar 30.


Karumathil AA, Tripathi R. Culture and Attitudes Towards Euthanasia: An Integrative Review. Omega (Westport). 2022 Dec;86(2):688-720. doi: 10.1177/0030222820984655. Epub 2020 Dec 30.


Lau J, Khoo AM, Ho AH, Tan KK. Psychological resilience among palliative patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review of definitions and associated factors. Psychooncology. 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.1002/pon.5666. Epub ahead of print.


Baruth JM, Ho JB, Mohammad SI, Lapid MI. End-of-life care in schizophrenia: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Jun 19:1-19. doi: 10.1017/S1041610220000915. Epub ahead of print.

Furtado-Eraso S, Escalada-Hernández P, Marín-Fernández B. Integrative Review of Emotional Care Following Perinatal Loss. West J Nurs Res. 2020 Sep 4:193945920954448. doi: 10.1177/0193945920954448. Epub ahead of print.

Lee W, Pulbrook M, Sheehan C, Kochovska S, Chang S, Hosie A, Lobb E, Parker D, Draper B, Agar MR, Currow DC. Clinically Significant Depressive Symptoms are Prevalent in People with Extremely Short Prognoses - A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul 17:S0885-3924(20)30604-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.011. Epub ahead of print.


Anatchkova M, Brooks A, Swett L, Hartry A, Duffy RA, Baker RA, Hammer-Helmich L, Sanon Aigbogun M. Agitation in patients with dementia: a systematic review of epidemiology and association with severity and course. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 Mar 11:1-14. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001898. [Epub ahead of print]

Sales AP, da Silva TPS, Sougey EB, Filho JWSC. Psychopathological and Psychosocial Repercussions of Suicide in the Family. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2019 Jan;15(1):3-10. doi:

Warth M, Kessler J, Koehler F, Aguilar-Raab C, Bardenheuer HJ, Ditzen B. Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jan 16:269216318818011. doi: 10.1177/0269216318818011. [Epub ahead of print]


Chaponda M, Aldhouse N, Kroes M, Wild L, Robinson C, Smith A. Systematic review of the prevalence of psychiatric illness and sleep disturbance as co-morbidities of HIV infection in the UK. Int J STD AIDS. 2018 Jun;29(7):704-713. doi: 10.1177/0956462417750708. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Dalton J, Thomas S, Harden M, Eastwood A, Parker G. Updated meta-review of evidence on support for carers. J Health Serv Res Policy. May 16, 2018, doi: 10.1177/1355819618766559

Eversfield CL, Orton LD. Auditory and visual hallucination prevalence in Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychol Med. 2018 Nov 26:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S0033291718003161. [Epub ahead of print]

Hainsworth EG, Shahmanesh M, Stevenson F. Exploring the views and experiences of HIV positive patients treated for cancer: a systematic review of the literature. AIDS Care. 2018 May;30(5):535-543. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1381332. Epub 2017 Oct 4.

Han HR, Kim K, Murphy J, Cudjoe J, Wilson P, Sharps P, Farley JE. Community health worker interventions to promote psychosocial outcomes among people living with HIV-A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 24;13(4):e0194928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194928. eCollection 2018.

Hoffmann R, Kaiser J, Kersting A. Psychosocial outcomes in cancer-bereaved children and adolescents - A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2018 Aug 18. doi: 10.1002/pon.4863. [Epub ahead of print]

Jennings AA, Foley T, Walsh KA, Coffey A, Browne JP, Bradley CP. General practitioners' knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol of a mixed methods systematic review and meta-ethnography. Syst Rev. 2018 Apr 23;7(1):62. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0732-7.

Namisango E, Bristowe K, Allsop MJ, Murtagh FEM, Abas M, Higginson IJ, Downing J, Harding R. Symptoms and Concerns Among Children and Young People with Life-Limiting and Life-Threatening Conditions: A Systematic Review Highlighting Meaningful Health Outcomes. Patient. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s40271-018-0333-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Nybakken S, Strandås M, Bondas T. Caregivers' perceptions of aggressive behaviour in nursing home residents living with dementia: A meta-ethnography. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/jan.13807. [Epub ahead of print]

Voutilainen A, Ruokostenpohja N, Välimäki T. Associations Across Caregiver and Care Recipient Symptoms: Self-Organizing Map and Meta-analysis. Gerontologist. 2018 Mar 19;58(2):e138-e149. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw251.

Walker KA, Brown GG. HIV-associated executive dysfunction in the era of modern antiretroviral therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2018 May;40(4):357-376. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2017.1349879. Epub 2017 Jul 9.


van Groenestijn AC, Kruitwagen-van Reenen ET, Visser-Meily JM, van den Berg LH, Schröder CD. Associations between psychological factors and health-related quality of life and global quality of life in patients with ALS: a systematic review. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016 Jul 20;14(1):107.

Weaver MS, Heinze KE, Bell CJ, Wiener L, Garee AM, Kelly KP, Casey RL, Watson A, Hinds PS; Pediatric Palliative Care Special Interest Group at Children’s National Health System. Establishing psychosocial palliative care standards for children and adolescents with cancer and their families: An integrative review. Palliat Med. 2016 Mar;30(3):212-23. Epub 2015 Apr 28.


Mitchell AJ, Chan M, Bhatti H, Halton M, Grassi L, Johansen C, Meader N. Prevalence of depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorder in oncological, haematological, and palliative-care settings: a meta-analysis of 94 interview-based studies. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Feb;12(2):160-74. Epub 2011 Jan 19.


Chida Y, Vedhara K. Adverse psychosocial factors predict poorer prognosis in HIV disease: a meta-analytic review of prospective investigations. Brain Behav Immun. 2009 May;23(4):434-45. Epub 2009 Jan 29.


Chida Y, Steptoe A. Positive psychological well-being and mortality: a quantitative review of prospective observational studies. Psychosom Med. 2008 Sep;70(7):741-56. Epub 2008 Aug 25.


Wilson E, Elkan R, Cox K. Closure for patients at the end of a cancer clinical trial: literature review. J Adv Nurs. 2007 Sep;59(5):445-53.


Block SD. Psychological issues in end-of-life care. J Palliat Med. 2006 Jun;9(3):751-72.


Hodges LJ, Humphris GM, Macfarlane G. A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship between the psychological distress of cancer patients and their carers. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Jan;60(1):1-12.


Lin H, Bauer-Wu S. Psycho-spiritual well-being in patients with advanced cancer: an integrative review of the literature. J Adv Nurs. 2003 Oct;44(1):69-80.

Client-based psychological treatments - 35 reviews


Hanauer C, Telaar B, Rosner R, Doering BK. The efficacy of psychosocial interventions for grief symptoms in bereaved children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2024 Jan 11.

Wulandari BT, Rochmawati E. Effectiveness of dignity therapy on well-being among patients under palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. Jan;149:104624.


Hollins Martin CJ, Reid K. A scoping review of therapies used to treat psychological trauma post perinatal bereavement. J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2023;41(5):582-598.

Johnston B, Dönmez CF, Julião M. Effectiveness of dignity therapy in the context of culturally competent care in people with palliative care needs: a systematic review of systematic reviews. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2023 Sep 1;17(3):186-192. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000664. Epub 2023 Jul 10.


Phang K, Abdul Latif AAL, Lee KW, Ching SM, Ooi PB. Effects of Psychotherapy on Quality of Life in End-stage Renal Disease Patients: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis. Oman Med J. 2022 May 31;37(3):e383. doi: 10.5001/omj.2021.88.


Frias CE, Garcia-Pascual M, Montoro M, Ribas N, Risco E, Zabalegui A. Effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention for caregivers of people with dementia with regard to burden, anxiety and depression: A systematic Review. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Dec 5. doi: 10.1111/jan.14286. [Epub ahead of print]

Hesse M, Forstmeier S, Mochamat M, Radbruch L. A Review of Biographical Work in Palliative Care. Indian J Palliat Care. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):445-454. doi: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_16_19.

Huang MH, Wang RH, Wang HH. Effect of Life Review on Quality of Life in Terminal Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Nurs Res. 2019 Jul 9. doi: 10.1097/JNR.0000000000000335. [Epub ahead of print]

Igai Y. End-of-life trajectory of coping and self-care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A meta-synthesis using meta-ethnography. Jpn J Nurs Sci. 2019 Jan;16(1):47-61. doi: 10.1111/jjns.12213. Epub 2018 May 17.

Kang KA, Han SJ, Lim YS, Kim SJ. Meaning-Centered Interventions for Patients With Advanced or Terminal Cancer: A Meta-analysis. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Jul/Aug;42(4):332-340. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000628.

Kupeli N, Chatzitheodorou G, Troop NA, McInnerney D, Stone P, Candy B. Expressive writing as a therapeutic intervention for people with advanced disease: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 2;18(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0449-y.


Junge T, Ahler J, Knudsen HK, Kristensen HK. The effect and importance of physical activity on behavioural and psychological symptoms in people with dementia: A systematic mixed studies review. Dementia (London). 2018 Jan 1:1471301218777444. doi: 10.1177/1471301218777444. [Epub ahead of print]

O' Philbin L, Woods B, Farrell EM, Spector AE, Orrell M. Reminiscence therapy for dementia: an abridged Cochrane systematic review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials. Expert Rev Neurother. 2018 Sep;18(9):715-727. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2018.1509709. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Scarton LJ, Boyken L, Lucero RJ, Fitchett G, Handzo G, Emanuel L, Wilkie DJ. Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Dec;20(6):542-547. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000469.

Smeets CHW, Zuidema SU, Hulshof TA, Smalbrugge M, Gerritsen DL, Koopmans RTCM, Luijendijk HJ. Efficacy of antipsychotics in dementia depended on the definition of patients and outcomes: a meta-epidemiological study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 May 18. pii: S0895-4356(18)30263-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.05.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Vescovelli F, Sarti D, Ruini C. Subjective and psychological well-being in Parkinson’s Disease: A systematic review. Acta Neurol Scand. 2018 Apr 25. doi: 10.1111/ane.12946. [Epub ahead of print]

Wood EM, Zani B, Esterhuizen TM, Young T. Nurse led home-based care for people with HIV/AIDS. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):219. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3002-4.


Kwan CWM, Ng MSN, Chan CWH. The use of life review to enhance spiritual well-being in patients with terminal illnesses: An integrative review. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Dec;26(23-24):4201-4211. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13977. Epub 2017 Oct 1.

Picariello F, Hudson JL, Moss-Morris R, Macdougall IC, Chilcot J. Examining the efficacy of social-psychological interventions for the management of fatigue in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD): A systematic review with meta-analysis. Health Psychol Rev. 2017 Jun;11(2):197-216. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2017.1298045. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

Poort H, Peters M, Bleijenberg G, Gielissen MF, Goedendorp MM, Jacobsen P, Verhagen S, Knoop H. Psychosocial interventions for fatigue during cancer treatment with palliative intent. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jul 14;7:CD012030. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012030.pub2.

Wang CW, Chow AY, Chan CL. The effects of life review interventions on spiritual well-being, psychological distress, and quality of life in patients with terminal or advanced cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Palliat Med. 2017 Dec;31(10):883-894. doi: 10.1177/0269216317705101. Epub 2017 May 10.

Wilson S, Toye C, Aoun S, Slatyer S, Moyle W, Beattie E. Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in reducing grief experienced by family carers of people with dementia: a systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Mar;15(3):809-839.

Zhang X, Xiao H, Chen Y. Effects of life review on mental health and well-being among cancer patients: A systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2017 Sep;74:138-148. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.06.012. Epub 2017 Jun 23.


Carolan CM, Smith A, Forbat L. Conceptualising psychological distress in families in palliative care: Findings from a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2015 Jul;29(7):605-632. Epub 2015 Mar 23.


Moola FJ, Faulkner GE, White L, Kirsh JA. The psychological and social impact of camp for children with chronic illnesses: a systematic review update. Child Care Health Dev. 2014 Sep;40(5):615-31.


Hubbard G, Menzies S, Flynn P, Adams S, Haseen F, Thomas I, Scanlon K, Reed L, Forbat L. Relational mechanisms and psychological outcomes in couples affected by breast cancer: a systematic narrative analysis of the literature. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2013 Sep;3(3):309-17. Epub 2012 Oct 25.

Moola FJ, Faulkner GE, White L, Kirsh JA. The psychological and social impact of camp for children with chronic illnesses: a systematic review update. Child Care Health Dev. 2014 Sep;40(5):615-31.


Kühne F, Krattenmacher T, Beierlein V, Grimm JC, Bergelt C, Romer G, Möller B. Minor children of palliative patients: a systematic review of psychosocial family interventions. J Palliat Med. 2012 Aug;15(8):931-45.

Sheinfeld Gorin S, Krebs P, Badr H, Janke EA, Jim HS, Spring B, Mohr DC, Berendsen MA, Jacobsen PB. Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions to reduce pain in patients with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 10;30(5):539-47. Epub 2012 Jan 17.


Baik OM, Adams KB. Improving the well-being of couples facing cancer: a review of couples-based psychosocial interventions. J Marital Fam Ther. 2011 Apr;37(2):250-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2010.00217.x.

Hopkinson JB, Brown JC, Okamoto I, Addington-Hall JM. The Effectiveness of Patient-Family Carer (Couple) Intervention for the Management of Symptoms and Other Health-Related Problems in People Affected by Cancer: A Systematic Literature Search and Narrative Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print]


Martire LM, Schulz R, Helgeson VS, Small BJ, Saghafi EM. Review and meta-analysis of couple-oriented interventions for chronic illness. Ann Behav Med. 2010 Dec;40(3):325-42.


Seitz DC, Besier T, Goldbeck L. Psychosocial interventions for adolescent cancer patients: a systematic review of the literature. Psychooncology. 2009 Jul;18(7):683-90.

Stinson CK. Structured group reminiscence: an intervention for older adults. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2009 Nov;40(11):521-8.

Vivar CG, Canga N, Canga AD, Arantzamendi M. The psychosocial impact of recurrence on cancer survivors and family members: a narrative review. J Adv Nurs. 2009 Apr;65(4):724-36. Epub 2009 Feb 9.

Methodological topics - 5 reviews


Dilworth S, Higgins I, Parker V, Kelly B, Turner J. Patient and health professional's perceived barriers to the delivery of psychosocial care to adults with cancer: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2014 Jun;23(6):601-12. Epub 2014 Feb 11.


Ryan D, Gallagher P, Wright S, Cassidy E. Methodological challenges in researching psychological distress and psychiatric morbidity among patients with advanced cancer: what does the literature (not) tell us? Palliat Med. 2012 Mar;26(2):162-77.


Hack TF, Carlson L, Butler L, Degner LF, Jakulj F, Pickles T, Dean Ruether J, Weir L. Facilitating the implementation of empirically valid interventions in psychosocial oncology and supportive care. Support Care Cancer. 2011 Aug;19(8):1097-105. Epub 2011 Apr 15.

Hodges LJ, Walker J, Kleiboer AM, Ramirez AJ, Richardson A, Velikova G, Sharpe M. What is a psychological intervention? A metareview and practical proposal. Psychooncology. 2011 May;20(5):470-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.1780.


Woods A, Willison K, Kington C, Gavin A. Palliative care for people with severe persistent mental illness: a review of the literature. Can J Psychiatry. 2008 Nov;53(11):725-36.

Psychological treatment approaches - 75 reviews


d'Angremont E, Begemann MJH, van Laar T, Sommer IEC. Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Treatment of Psychotic Symptoms in Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2023 Jun 26:e231835. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.1835. Epub ahead of print.

Du H, Bo L, Lai X, Zhu H, Huo X. Network meta-analysis of comparative efficacy of animal-assisted therapy vs. pet-robot therapy in the management of dementia. Front Aging Neurosci. 2023 May 31;15:1095996. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2023.109599

Rashid NLA, Leow Y, Klainin-Yobas P, Itoh S, Wu VX. The effectiveness of a therapeutic robot, 'Paro', on behavioural and psychological symptoms, medication use, total sleep time and sociability in older adults with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2023 May 19;145:104530. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2023.104530. Epub ahead of print.

Rupp L, Seidel K, Penger S, Haberstroh J. Reducing Dementia Grief Through Psychosocial Interventions. Eur Psychol. 2023;28(2):83-94. Epub 2023 May 19.

Yıldız M, Terzioğlu C, Ayhan F. Psychosocial interventions aimed at family members caring for patients with cancer in the palliative period: A systematic review. Int J Nurs Knowl. 2023 Mar 31. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12423. Epub ahead of print.


Akid I, Nesbit S, Nanavati J, Bienvenu OJ, Smith TJ. Prevention of Steroid-Induced Neuropsychiatric Complications With Neuroleptic Drugs: A Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Apr;39(4):472-476. doi: 10.1177/10499091211034771. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

Martin JL, Saredakis D, Hutchinson AD, Crawford GB, Loetscher T. Virtual Reality in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Jun 29;10(7):1222. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10071222.

Schweighoffer R, Schumacher AM, Blaese R, Walter S, Eckstein S. A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis Investigating the Effectiveness of Psychological Short-Term Interventions in Inpatient Palliative Care Settings. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 23;19(13):7711. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19137711.

Xu S, Wang X, Wang R. The effects of integrated palliative care on quality of life and psychological distress in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 May 17:apm-22-162. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-162. Epub ahead of print.


Archer S, Cheung NHY, Williams I, Darzi A. The impact of digital health interventions on the psychological outcomes of patients and families receiving paediatric palliative care: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2021 Jun 23:2692163211026523. doi: 10.1177/02692163211026523. Epub ahead of print.

Lee JZJ, Chen HC, Lee JX, Klainin-Yobas P. Effects of psychosocial interventions on psychological outcomes among caregivers of advanced cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Jul 8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06102-2. Epub ahead of print.

Li H, Wong CL, Jin X, Chen J, Chong YY, Bai Y. Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on health-related outcomes for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Jan 12;115:103876. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.103876. Epub ahead of print.


Thangavelu K, Hayward JA, Pachana NA, Byrne GJ, Mitchell LK, Wallis GM, Au TR, Dissanayaka NN. Designing Virtual Reality Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Older Adults Living with Parkinson's Disease: Integrating Literature for Scoping. Clin Gerontol. 2020 Jan 6;1-33. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2019.1709597. [Epub ahead of print]

Watt JA, Goodarzi Z, Veroniki AA, Nincic V, Khan PA, Ghassemi M, Thompson Y, Lai Y, Treister V, Tricco AC, Straus SE. Safety of pharmacologic interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr. 2020 Jun 16;20(1):212. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-01607-7.


Braun A, Trivedi DP, Dickinson A, Hamilton L, Goodman C, Gage H, Ashaye K, Iliffe S, Manthorpe J. Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in community dwelling older people with dementia: 2. A systematic review of qualitative studies. Dementia (London). 2019 Oct-Nov;18(7-8):2950-2970. doi: 10.1177/1471301218762856. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Chen JJ, Hua H, Massihi L, Portillo I, Alipour A, Ondo W, Dashtipour K. Systematic Literature Review of Quetiapine for the Treatment of Psychosis in Patients With Parkinsonism. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2019 Mar 8:appineuropsych18080180. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.18080180. [Epub ahead of print]

Kampling H, Brendel LK, Mittag O. (Neuro)Psychological Interventions for Non-Motor Symptoms in the Treatment of Patients with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Umbrella Review. Neuropsychol Rev. 2019 Jun;29(2):166-180. doi: 10.1007/s11065-019-09409-4. Epub 2019 Jun 5.

Liang JH, Lin L, Wang YQ, Jia RX, Qu XY, Li J, Li JY, Qian S, Qian YX, Wang S, Gao Z, Cheng XX, Xu Y. Non-pharmacological therapeutic strategy options for patients with dementia based on cognitive function-A Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Ageing Res Rev. 2019 Dec;56:100965. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2019.100965. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Park CL, Pustejovsky JE, Trevino K, Sherman AC, Esposito C, Berendsen M, Salsman JM. Effects of psychosocial interventions on meaning and purpose in adults with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer. 2019 Jul 15;125(14):2383-2393. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32078. Epub 2019 Apr 29.

Pollok J, van Agteren JE, Esterman AJ, Carson-Chahhoud KV. Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 6;3:CD012347. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012347.pub2.

Poon E. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Dyadic Psychological Interventions for BPSD, Quality of Life and/or Caregiver Burden in Dementia or MCI. Clin Gerontol. 2019 Nov 22:1-21. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2019.1694117. [Epub ahead of print]

Rosenblat JD, Kurdyak P, Cosci F, Berk M, Maes M, Brunoni AR, Li M, Rodin G, McIntyre RS, Carvalho AF. Depression in the medically ill. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2019 Nov 21:4867419888576. doi: 10.1177/0004867419888576. [Epub ahead of print]

Taylor J, Fradgley EA, Clinton-McHarg T, Roach D, Paul CL. Distress screening and supportive care referrals used by telephone-based health services: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Dec 24;10.1007/s00520-019-05252-8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05252-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Teo I, Krishnan A, Lee GL. Psychosocial interventions for advanced cancer patients: A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2019 May 11. doi: 10.1002/pon.5103. [Epub ahead of print]

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Brooks D, Fielding E, Beattie E, Edwards H, Hines S. Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on the psychological health and emotional well-being of family carers of people with dementia following residential care placement: a systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2018 May;16(5):1240-1268. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003634.

Coughtrey A, Millington A, Bennett S, Christie D, Hough R, Su MT, Constantinou MP, Shafran R. The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Psychological Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):1004-1017. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.09.022. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Duan Y, Lu L, Chen J, Wu C, Liang J, Zheng Y, Wu J, Rong P, Tang C. Psychosocial interventions for Alzheimer's disease cognitive symptoms: a Bayesian network meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr. 2018 Aug 7;18(1):175. doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0864-6.

Johnson RJ 3rd. A research study review of effectiveness of treatments for psychiatric conditions common to end-stage cancer patients: needs assessment for future research and an impassioned plea. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 3;18(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1651-9.

Kozlov E, Niknejad B, Reid MC. Palliative Care Gaps in Providing Psychological Treatment: A Review of the Current State of Research in Multidisciplinary Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;35(3):505-510. doi: 10.1177/1049909117723860. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Legere LE, McNeill S, Schindel Martin L, Acorn M, An D. Nonpharmacological approaches for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in older adults: A systematic review of reviews. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Apr;27(7-8):e1360-e1376. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14007.

Leng M, Liu P, Zhang P, Hu M, Zhou H, Li G, Yin H, Chen L. Pet robot intervention for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Dec 6;271:516-525. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.032. [Epub ahead of print]

Möhler R, Renom A, Renom H, Meyer G. Personally tailored activities for improving psychosocial outcomes for people with dementia in long-term care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Feb 13;2:CD009812. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009812.pub2.

Noone D, Stott J, Aguirre E, Llanfear K, Spector A. Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and anxiety or depression. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Oct 17:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1495177. [Epub ahead of print]

Sawan M, Jeon YH, Chen TF. Relationship between Organizational Culture and the Use of Psychotropic Medicines in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Integrative Review. Drugs Aging. 2018 Mar;35(3):189-211. doi: 10.1007/s40266-018-0527-5.

Scott-Sheldon LAJ, Balletto BL, Donahue ML, Feulner MM, Cruess DG, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wing RR, Carey MP. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Adults Living with HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2236-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Sherifali D, Ali MU, Ploeg J, Markle-Reid M, Valaitis R, Bartholomew A, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, McAiney C. Impact of Internet-Based Interventions on Caregiver Mental Health: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jul 3;20(7):e10668. doi: 10.2196/10668.

Supasitthumrong T, Bolea-Alamanac BM, Asmer S, Woo VL, Abdool PS, Davies SJC. Gabapentin and pregabalin to treat aggressivity in dementia: a systematic review and illustrative case report. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13844. [Epub ahead of print]

Theleritis C, Siarkos K, Politis AA, Katirtzoglou E, Politis A. A systematic review of non-pharmacological treatments for apathy in dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;33(2):e177-e192. doi: 10.1002/gps.4783. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Vacas SM, Stella F, Loureiro JC, do Couto FS, Oliveira-Maia AJ, Forlenza OV. Noninvasive brain stimulation for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 24. doi: 10.1002/gps.5003. [Epub ahead of print]

Van Leeuwen E, Petrovic M, van Driel ML, De Sutter AI, Stichele RV, Declercq T, Christiaens T. Discontinuation of Long-Term Antipsychotic Drug Use for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Older Adults Aged 65 Years and Older With Dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Aug 9. pii: S1525-8610(18)30361-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.06.023. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang G, Albayrak A, van der Cammen TJM. A systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for BPSD in nursing home residents with dementia: from a perspective of ergonomics. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Oct 18:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001679. [Epub ahead of print]


Chen Y, Xiao H, Yang Y, Lan X. The effects of life review on psycho-spiritual well-being among patients with life-threatening illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2017 Jul;73(7):1539-1554. doi: 10.1111/jan.13208. Epub 2016 Dec 14.

Shiyko MP, Hallinan S, Naito T. Effects of mindfulness training on posttraumatic growth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mindfulness. 2017;8(4):848-58.

Sutanto LL, Ying FM, Agarwal A, Lam M, Chow E, Henry BA. A scoping review of psychosocial interventions for informal caregivers of palliative cancer patients. J Pain Manage. 2017;10(1):23-30. [No Abstract Available].

Wang F, Luo D, Fu L, Zhang H, Wu S, Zhang M, Zhou H, Sun T, Chen X. The Efficacy of Couple-Based Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life in Cancer Patients and Their Spouses: A Meta-analysis of 12 Randomized Controlled Trials. Cancer Nurs. 2017 Jan/Feb;40(1):39-47.


Chi NC, Demiris G, Lewis FM, Walker AJ, Langer SL. Behavioral and Educational Interventions to Support Family Caregivers in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Nov;33(9):894-908. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

McParland J, Camic PM. Psychosocial factors and ageing in older lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a systematic review of the literature. J Clin Nurs. 2016 Dec;25(23-24):3415-3437. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13251. Epub 2016 May 11.

Ussher Jane Maria, Perz, Janette, Hawkins Yasmin. Evaluating the efficacy of psycho-social interventions for informal carers of cancer patients: A systematic review of the research literature. Health Psychology Review. 2016 Mar;3(1):85-107. [No Abstract Available]

Xiao W, Chow KM, So WK, Leung DY, Chan CW. The Effectiveness of Psychoeducational Intervention on Managing Symptom Clusters in Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug;39(4):279-91.


Steel JL, Bress K, Popichak L, Evans JS, Savkova A, Biala M, Ordos J, Carr BI. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials testing the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for gastrointestinal cancers. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Jun;45(2):181-9.


Zainal NZ, Booth S, Huppert FA. The efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction on mental health of breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2013 Jul;22(7):1457-65. Epub 2012 Sep 7.


Butow PN, Phillips F, Schweder J, White K, Underhill C, Goldstein D. Psychosocial well-being and supportive care needs of cancer patients living in urban and rural/regional areas: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Jan;20(1):1-22. Epub 2011 Sep 29.

Campbell CL, Campbell LC. A systematic review of cognitive behavioral interventions in advanced cancer. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Oct;89(1):15-24. 2012. Epub 2012 Jul 12.

Linden W, Girgis A. Psychological treatment outcomes for cancer patients: what do meta-analyses tell us about distress reduction? Psychooncology. 2012 Apr;21(4):343-50.

Piet J, Würtzen H, Zachariae R. The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on symptoms of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Dec;80(6):1007-20. doi: 10.1037/a0028329. Epub 2012 May 7.

Pinquart M, Forstmeier S. Effects of reminiscence interventions on psychosocial outcomes: a meta-analysis. Aging Ment Health.2012;16(5):541-58. Epub 2012 Feb 3.


Duijts SF, Faber MM, Oldenburg HS, van Beurden M, Aaronson NK. Effectiveness of behavioral techniques and physical exercise on psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients and survivors--a meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2011 Feb;20(2):115-26. doi: 10.1002/pon.1728.

Lee YH, Chiou PY, Chang PH, Hayter M. A systematic review of the effectiveness of problem-solving approaches towards symptom management in cancer care. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Jan;20(1-2):73-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03401.x. Epub 2010 Nov 2.

Shennan C, Payne S, Fenlon D. What is the evidence for the use of mindfulness-based interventions in cancer care? A review. Psychooncology. 2011 Jul;20(7):681-97. doi: 10.1002/pon.1819. Epub 2010 Aug 4


Currier JM, Holland JM, Neimeyer RA. Do CBT-based interventions alleviate distress following bereavement? a review of the current evidence. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. 2010;3(1):77-93.

Schneider S, Moyer A, Knapp-Oliver S, Sohl S, Cannella D, Targhetta V. Pre-intervention distress moderates the efficacy of psychosocial treatment for cancer patients: a meta-analysis. J Behav Med. 2010 Feb;33(1):1-14. Epub 2009 Sep 27.

Schnur JB, Montgomery GH. A systematic review of therapeutic alliance, group cohesion, empathy, and goal consensus/collaboration in psychotherapeutic interventions in cancer: Uncommon factors? Clin Psychol Rev. 2010 Mar;30(2):238-47. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

Thomsen TG, Rydahl-Hansen S, Wagner L. A review of potential factors relevant to coping in patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Dec;19(23-24):3410-26.


Nausheen B, Gidron Y, Peveler R, Moss-Morris R. Social support and cancer progression: a systematic review. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Nov;67(5):403-15. Epub 2009 Mar 3.


Matchim Y, Armer JM. Measuring the psychological impact of mindfulness meditation on health among patients with cancer: a literature review. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2007 Sep;34(5):1059-66.


Tatrow K, Montgomery GH. Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for distress and pain in breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. J Behav Med. 2006 Feb;29(1):17-27. Epub 2006 Jan 7.


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Mundy EA, DuHamel KN, Montgomery GH. The efficacy of behavioral interventions for cancer treatment-related side effects. Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry. 2003 Oct;8(4):253-75.


Newell SA, Sanson-Fisher RW, Savolainen NJ. Systematic review of psychological therapies for cancer patients: overview and recommendations for future research. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Apr 17;94(8):558-84.

Petticrew M, Bell R, Hunter D. Influence of psychological coping on survival and recurrence in people with cancer: systematic review. BMJ. 2002 Nov 9;325(7372):1066.

Zaza C, Baine N. Cancer pain and psychosocial factors: A review of the literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002 Nov;24(5):526-42.


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Rabitti E, Cavuto S, Díaz Crescitelli ME, Bassi MC, Ghirotto L. Hospice Patients' End-of-Life Dreams and Visions: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Mar 22:10499091231163571. doi: 10.1177/10499091231163571. Epub ahead of print.


Paunescu H, Dima L, Ghita I, Coman L, Ifteni PI, Fulga I, Coman OA. A Systematic Review of Clinical Studies on the Effect of Psychoactive Cannabinoids in Psychiatric Conditions in Alzheimer Dementia. Am J Ther. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001120. Epub ahead of print.


Dimitrov L, Moschopoulou E, Korszun A. Interventions for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Traumatic Stress Symptoms: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Psychooncology. 2019 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/pon.5055. [Epub ahead of print]

Johannsen M, Damholdt MF, Zachariae R, Lundorff M, Farver-Vestergaard I, O'Connor M. Psychological interventions for grief in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Affect Disord. 2019 Jun 15;253:69-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.065. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Shepard MD, Perepezko K, Broen MPG, Hinkle JT, Butala A, Mills KA, Nanavati J, Fischer NM, Nestadt P, Pontone G. Suicide in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 19. pii: jnnp-2018-319815. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2018-319815. [Epub ahead of print]


Ball H, Moore S, Leary A. A systematic literature review comparing the psychological care needs of patients with mesothelioma and advanced lung cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Dec;25:62-67. Epub 2016 Oct 12.

Jaffray L. Bridgman H. Stephens M. Skinner T. Evaluating the effects of mindfulness-based interventions for informal palliative caregivers: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2016 Feb;30(2):117-31. doi: 10.1177/0269216315600331. Epub 2015 Aug 17.


Annunziata MA, Giovannini L, Muzzatti B. Assessing the body image: relevance, application and instruments for oncological settings. Support Care Cancer. 2012 May;20(5):901-7.Epub 2011 Dec 12.

Carey M, Lambert S, Smits R, Paul C, Sanson-Fisher R, Clinton-McHarg T. The unfulfilled promise: a systematic review of interventions to reduce the unmet supportive care needs of cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Feb;20(2):207-19. Epub 2011 Nov 17.

Thewes B, Butow P, Zachariae R, Christensen S, Simard S, Gotay C. Fear of cancer recurrence: a systematic literature review of self-report measures. Psychooncology. 2012 Jun;21(6):571-87. doi: 10.1002/pon.2070. Epub 2011 Oct 21.


Barskova T, Oesterreich R. Post-traumatic growth in people living with a serious medical condition and its relations to physical and mental health: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil. 2009;31(21):1709-33.

Henoch I, Danielson E. Existential concerns among patients with cancer and interventions to meet them: an integrative literature review. Psychooncology. 2009 Mar;18(3):225-36.

Lehto RH, Stein KF. Death anxiety: an analysis of an evolving concept. Res Theory Nurs Pract. 2009;23(1):23-41.


LeMay K, Wilson KG. Treatment of existential distress in life threatening illness: a review of manualized interventions. Clin Psychol Rev. 2008 Mar;28(3):472-93. Epub 2007 Aug 7.

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