Palliative Care in Neurology

Hardcover | July 5, 2004

EditorRaymond Voltz, James L. Bernat, Gian Domenico Borasio

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Palliative 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 apatient 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. Thisunique 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 populationswith 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 thefoundation for further research in the field.

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Palliative 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 apatient with advance disease. Palliative care ...

Raymond Voltz is at Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology and Department of Neurology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany. James L. Bernat is at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Neurology Section, Lebanon, USA. Gian Borasio is at University of Munich.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:476 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 1.17 inPublished:July 5, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198508433

ISBN - 13:9780198508434

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Table of Contents

1. Oliver: Palliative carePart 1: Disorders2. Hamann, Rogers and Addington-Hall: Palliative care in stroke3. Macleod and Formaglio: Demyelinating disease4. Peterson: Neoplasms5. Clough and Blockley: Parkinson's disease and related disorders6. Volicer: Dementias7. Meadway: Infectious disease8. Oliver and Borasio: Diseases of motor nerves9. Maddocks: Muscular dystrophy and related myopathies10. Weil and Noachtar: Epilepsy11. Bouffet: Pediatric neurologyPart 2: Neurologic Outcome and Palliative Care12. Toepper and Nacimento: Persistent vegetative state13. Ceranski: Quadriplegia and paraplegia14. Lahrmann and Grisold: Locked-in statePart 3: Common Symptoms15. Noth and Fink: Spasticity16. Prosiegel and Borasio: Dysphagia17. Scott: Communication impairment18. Weil and Noachtar: Epileptic seizures and mycolonus19. Portenoy, Hord and Portenoy: Pain20. Mercadante: Nausea and vomiting21. Wagner: Fatigue22. Caraceni and Bosisio: Acute confusional state23. Borasio and Kaub-Witterner: Respiratory symptoms24. Sykes: Bowel symptoms25. Shah and Badlani: Urological symptoms26. Berney and Stiefel: Psychiatric symptomsPart 4: Other problems with advanced illness27. Hardy and Martin: Neurological emergencies28. Walker: Pressure ulcers29. Rousseau: Stomatitis30. Sykes: Managing the dying patientPart 5: Ethical issues31. Defanti: Personal identity and palliative care32. Hardy, Henry and Oliver: Food and hydration33. Voltz and Foley: Sedation in the imminently dying patient34. Akabayashi, Slingsby and Voltz: Advance directives35. Bernat: Refusal and withdrawal of treatment36. Carver and Foley: Physician assisted suicide/euthanasia37. Bernat: Informed consentPart 6: General aspects38. Sloan: Psychological aspects39. Taylor and Herr: Spirituality40. Oliviere and Oliver: Cultural aspects of care41. Maddocks: Palliative care education for neurologists42. Jaffe: So, here's what's happened in my life since last April

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.,."if you want a better understanding of the interface, application and pathophysiology behind aspects of palliative care and neurology and/or wish to develop the service, then Palliative Care in Neurology is better [for you]."--ACNR