This case report describes a patient with multiple morbidity resulting from complicated type 2 diabetes, psoriatic arthritis and abdominal surgery. It highlights the importance of specialist palliative care services in meeting his complex holistic care needs. We acknowledge the growing number of patients living with multiple morbidity and the challenges this group can present. There is then a debate around when to involve specialist palliative care services in the management of multiple morbidity given that there is often an uncertain disease trajectory.
- Received 1 August 2011.
- Accepted 21 November 2011.
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