Neurological disorders

Wendy Johnston and Jessica Simon

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI:
Neurological disorders

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This chapter contains a number of case studies to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and expertise required to manage neurological disorders in palliative patients. It considers several issues such as: What are the common options for feeding after a stroke? How to establish the goals of care? How does amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) present at the time of diagnosis? What are the most common decisions that ALS patients need to make about their long-term care? When to consider initiating non-invasive ventilation?

Keywords: attitudes; medical education; skills; stroke; feeding; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; long-term care; ventilation

Chapter.  6341 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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