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Palliative Care in Neurology : Contemporary Neurology Series - Raymond Voltz

Palliative Care in Neurology

Contemporary Neurology Series

By: Raymond Voltz (Editor), James L. Bernat (Editor), Gian Domenico Borasio (Editor), Ian Maddocks (Editor), David Oliver (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780198508434
Number Of Pages: 480

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Patients with degenerative neurological disorders are among the most handicapped patients in medicine. Many of these diseases are incurable. Expert 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 a patient 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. This unique 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 populations with 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 which may be used directly for teaching purposes. The authors have put together an invaluable resource, which lays the foundation for further research in the field.

It is indeed heartening to see the specialty of neurology acknowledging palliative care as an important issue. I enjoyed reading this book ... I think this is a good book. It will be a worthy addition to neurology and palliative medicine libraries but also has application in general medicine and general practice. The Lancet Neurology, Vol 3 This book will be a valuable resource for neurologists, providing them with a wealth of information about symptom control, communication, end-of-life care and the ethical issues that accompany terminal illness. It should be compulsory reading for all neurologists in training ... The editors are to be congratulated on a job well done. IAHPC Website

1: Oliver: Palliative care Part 1: Disorders 2: Hamann, Rogers & Addington-Hall: Palliative care in stroke 3: Macleod & Formaglio: Demyelinating disease 4: Peterson: Neoplasms 5: Clough and Blockley: Parkinson's disease and related disorders 6: Volicer: Dementias 7: Meadway: Infectious disease 8: Oliver & Borasio: Diseases of motor nerves 9: Maddocks: Muscular dystrophy and related myopathies 10: Weil & Noachtar: Epilepsy 11: Bouffet: Pediatric neurology Part 2: Neurologic Outcome and Palliative Care 12: Toepper & Nacimento: Persistent vegetative state 13: Ceranski: Quadriplegia and paraplegia 14: Lahrmann & Grisold: Locked-in state Part 3: Common Symptoms 15: Noth & Fink: Spasticity 16: Prosiegel & Borasio: Dysphagia 17: Scott: Communication impairment 18: Weil & Noachtar: Epileptic seizures and mycolonus 19: Portenoy, Hord & Portenoy: Pain 20: Mercadante: Nausea and vomiting 21: Wagner: Fatigue 22: Caraceni & Bosisio: Acute confusional state 23: Borasio & Kaub-Witterner: Respiratory symptoms 24: Sykes: Bowel symptoms 25: Shah & Badlani: Urological symptoms 26: Berney & Stiefel: Psychiatric symptoms Part 4: Other problems with advanced illness 27: Hardy & Martin: Neurological emergencies 28: Walker: Pressure ulcers 29: Rousseau: Stomatitis 30: Sykes: Managing the dying patient Part 5: Ethical issues 31: Defanti: Personal identity and palliative care 32: Hardy, Henry & Oliver: Food and hydration 33: Voltz & Foley: Sedation in the imminently dying patient 34: Akabayashi, Slingsby & Voltz: Advance directives 35: Bernat: Refusal and withdrawal of treatment 36: Carver & Foley: Physician assisted suicide/euthanasia 37: Bernat: Informed consent Part 6: General aspects 38: Sloan: Psychological aspects 39: Taylor & Herr: Spirituality 40: Oliviere & Oliver: Cultural aspects of care 41: Maddocks: Palliative care education for neurologists 42: Jaffe: So, here's what's happened in my life since last April

ISBN: 9780198508434
ISBN-10: 0198508433
Series: Contemporary Neurology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 18.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.29