Palliative Neurology by Ian MaddocksPalliative Neurology by Ian Maddocks

Palliative Neurology

byIan Maddocks, Bruce Brew, Heather Waddy

Paperback | December 19, 2005

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Palliative care affirms the value of holistic support for persons facing death from advanced disease. This handbook aims to provide succinct and practical advice on the management of major neurological disorders in both their supportive and terminal phases, recognizing that these conditions are increasing in prevalence in virtually every society as the proportion of elderly persons grows. It demonstrates how the discomforts encountered in dementia, stroke, Parkinson's disease, ALS, Huntington's disease, muscular dystrophies and multiple sclerosis can benefit from the same comprehensive approach to palliation as has evolved in specialist care for cancer.
Since 1994 Ian Maddocks has lectured on Palliative Care at various times all over the world. He was awarded the inaugural Bethlehem Griffiths Medal for research in palliative and aged care in 1998.
Title:Palliative NeurologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:December 19, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052167249X

ISBN - 13:9780521672498


Table of Contents

Part I. Palliative Management: 1. Introduction to palliation; 2. Characteristics of palliation; 3. Nodal points in decision-making for neurological diseases; 4. Potential deficiencies in palliative management in neurology; 5. Common themes in palliation practice; Part II. 1. Fatigue: 2. Problems with muscles and movement; 3. Bulbar symptoms; 4. Respiratory symptoms; 5. Gastro-intestinal symptoms; 6. Urological symptoms; 7. Pain; 8. Cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms; 9. Miscellaneous symptoms; Part III. Major Neurological Conditions Requiring Palliation: 1. Cerebrovascular diseases and stroke; 2. Demyelinating diseases (MS); 3. Parkinson's disease and related disorders; 4. Dementia; 5. ALS (motor neurone disease); 6. Viral and prion infections - rabies, HIV, CJD; 7. Muscular dystrophies; 8. Neuropathy; 9. Huntington's disease; 10. Cerebral neoplasms; 11. Sequelae of traumatic brain injury and spinal injury; Part IV. Ethical Issues: 1. Consent and decision-making; 2. Advance directives; 3. Proxy decision-making; 4. Ethical issues in states of altered consciousness; 5. Terminal sedation; 6. Euthanasia; Part V. Appendices: 1. Practical aspects of home care; 2. The criteria for an effective palliation service; 3. Suggested further reading; 4. Medications referred to in the text.

Editorial Reviews

"aimed at neurologists who wish to learn more about the basics of palliative care, and want a quick referral guide to symptom control."