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Palliative Care and the "Battered Patient Syndrome"

Posted Dec 08 2010 7:47am
Upon being called in (too late) an Australian palliative care provider stated:  "We can then see very clearly they have been battered and pushed around, beaten until they lose sight of what they want - they suffer what has been called the battered patient syndrome."  ( Sydney Morning Herald , 2003)

Another provider, more recently describes what he also calls – shockingly – "battered patient syndrome" - Once you've had five, 10, 50 tests you can become physically battered." ( Sydney Morning Herald , 2010)
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