Advanced Malignant Disease and the Person Under Stress

  • Balfour Mount
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)


A 1973 study at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal made it clear that the hospital was seriously deficient in meeting the needs of its terminally ill patients and their families. (1) In striking contrast, it appeared that St. Christopher’s Hospice, London, England was effectively decreasing the stress experienced by patients with terminal disease, their families, and the medical team caring for them.


Chronic Pain Palliative Care Royal Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Unit Malignant Bowel Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balfour Mount
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  1. 1.Palliative Care Unit, Royal Victoria HospitalMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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