oa South African Family Practice - Counselling the terminally ill - can we prepare for death? : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



The family medical practitioner is a key player when care of the patient becomes palliative. The practitioner's ability to be present to the psychological, spiritual and social needs - in addition to the physical -gives reassurance and affirmation of life up to the point of death. Counselling in the medical field and the approach to opening up a conversation with a patient or family member is discussed

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