Neurodegenerative disease

Tony OʼBrien

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780192629609
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730054 | DOI:
Neurodegenerative disease

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This chapter focuses on the palliative care of adult patients with the more common, progressive neurodegenerative conditions. It examines the principles of care that apply to patients with multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease.

Keywords: patient care; multiple sclerosis; motor neurone disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; Huntington's disease

Chapter.  5647 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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