The Role of Psychiatry in Palliative Care
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 2, February 2013
William Breitbart, MD
Professor and chief of psychiatry service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Attending psychiatrist, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, Pain & Palliative Care Service, New York, NY
Dr. Breitbart has disclosed that he receives income from books he has published. Dr. Balt has reviewed this article and has found no evidence of bias in this educational activity.
Dr. William Breitbart describes how psychiatric palliative care expands the focus beyond pain and physical symptom control to include psychiatric, psychosocial, existential, and spiritual aspects of the end of life.