Communicating Prognosis

Paperback | March 26, 2014

byEelco F.M. Wijdicks

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Prognostication of acute neurologic disease is a major task for neurohospitalists and neurointensivists. The family conference raises the delicate matter of how to decide that outcome is indefinitely poor and how to define disability. This monograph is the first book on how to communicateprognosis in acute neurologic conditions. Communicating Prognosis includes useful data on prognosis in all major neurologic conditions and provides practical advice on how to effectively lead such a conference and how to resolve potential conflicts. This book provides straightforward common senseon- the- spot advice and touches on all aspects of support of devastated families.

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Prognostication of acute neurologic disease is a major task for neurohospitalists and neurointensivists. The family conference raises the delicate matter of how to decide that outcome is indefinitely poor and how to define disability. This monograph is the first book on how to communicateprognosis in acute neurologic conditions. Commun...

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks is with the Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology in Rochester.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199928789

ISBN - 13:9780199928781

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Table of Contents

1. Prognostication after Traumatic Brain injury2. Prognostication after Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke3. Prognostication of Coma after Cardiac Arrest4. Prognostication after Brain Injury-Associated Seizure and Status Epilepticus5. Prognostication after Infections of the Central Nervous System6. Prognostication Following Acute Neuromuscular Disorders7. Principles of Neuropalliation8. The Conversation and Words We Use9. Withdrawal of Support and Palliation10. Troubleshooting: Families Who Won't Let Go