Palliative Care in Neurology

Palliative Care in Neurology

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'This book will be a valuable resource for neurologists, providing them with a wealth of information about symptom control, communication, end-of-life care and the ethical issues that accompany terminal illness. It should be compulsory reading for all neurologists in training... The editors are to be congratulated on a job well done.' -IAHPC WebsitePalliative care is the duty of every neurologist: however, to date, this has not been a standard feature of neurological practice or training. This book helps define a new field, namely palliative care in neurology. It brings together all necessary information for neurologists caring for a patient with advance disease.Palliative care is an approach to the management of patients with life-threatening illness that attempts to enhance comfort, relieve psychosocial and spiritual distress, assure respect for decision making, provide support for the family, and prepare the patient and family for the end of life. This unique book covers each of the many dimensions of palliative care as they relate to patients with advanced neurological disorders. Basic principles of palliative care and specific ethical issues (such as euthanasia, food and hydration and advance directives) are covered. The needs of populations with specific neurological disorders are described and the management of symptoms that are common to all is explored in detail. Each chapter introduces its topic using a case report that may be used directly for teaching purposes. The authors have put together an invaluable resource, which lays the foundation for further research in the field.Readership: Neurologists both in practice and academia, palliative care physicians.Oral and dental management of the cancer patient: prevention and treatment of complications. ... clinical characteristics and associated systemic disorders. Semin Cutan Med Surg 1997:16:278-283. 20. Woo SB, Sonis ST. ... The Merck Manual, 17th Ed. Merck Research Laboratories, \\1iitehouse Station, NJ, 1999: 755-757.

Title:Palliative Care in Neurology
Author:Raymond Voltz
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2004


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