According to Stoklosa, Patterson, Rosielle, and Arnold (2015), at least 25% of cancer patients and 50% of CHF and COPD patients experience significant anxiety at the end of life. In fact, up to 10% of these patients may qualify for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Are we assessing and monitoring anxiety? Could untreated anxiety be contributing to uncontrolled pain? How can we better help these patients?
-Stoklosa, J., Patterson, K., Rosielle, D., & Arnold, R. (2015, July).
Anxiety in Palliative Care - Causes and Diagnosis. Palliative