Palliative care in motor neurone disease: where are we now?

Oliver, David J. (2019) Palliative care in motor neurone disease: where are we now? Palliative Care: Research and Treatment, 12 . ISSN 1178-2242. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1178224218813914) (Full text available)

Abstract

Palliative care has a very important role in the care of patients with motor neurone disease and their families. There is increasing emphasis on the multidisciplinary assessment and support of patients within guidelines, supported by research. This includes the telling of the diagnosis, the assessment and management of symptoms, consideration of interventions, such as gastrostomy and ventilatory support, and care at the end of life. The aim of palliative care is to enable patients, and their families, to maintain as good a quality of life as possible and helping to ensure a peaceful death.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: end of life, gastrostomy, motor neurone disease, non-invasive ventilation, palliative care
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: David Oliver
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 16:20 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 10:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72412 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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