Psychosocial Interventions for End-of-Life Care: An Invited Commentary

Maria Ftanou,
Michaela C Pascoe,and Steve Ellen
Abstract: End-of-life care impacts on emotional, physical, spiritual, and social wellbeing for both the individual and their family. Despite remarkable medical
advances in the eld, the empirical evidence regarding the development and efcacy of psychosocial interventions at end-of-life care is lagging
behind. A number of psychosocial interventions are promising and represent important progress in the eld. Psychologists have a range of suita
ble skills and knowledge, however, the profession is underutilised in end-of-life care. This special issue on end-of-life care highlights the need for
more research into this area and could act as a call to action to accelerate our understanding of the role of Psychology in end-of-life care.