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Current collaboration between palliative care and neurology: a survey of clinicians in Europe

Oliver, David J., Borasio, Gian Domenico, Veronese, Simone, Voltz, Raymond, Lorenzl, Stefan, Hepgul, Nilay (2020) Current collaboration between palliative care and neurology: a survey of clinicians in Europe. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, . ISSN 2045-435X. (doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002322) (KAR id:84750)

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Abstract

Introduction: The collaboration between palliative care and neurology has developed over the last 25 years and this study aimed to ascertain the collaboration between the specialties across Europe. Methods: This online survey aimed to look at collaboration across Europe, using the links of the European Association for Palliative Care and the European Academy of Neurology. Results: 298 people completed the survey—178 from palliative care and 120 from neurology from over 20 countries across Europe. They reported that there was good collaboration in the care for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cerebral tumours but less for other progressive neurological diseases. The collaboration included joint meetings and clinics and telephone contacts. All felt that the collaboration was helpful, particularly for maintaining quality of life, physical symptom management, psychological support and complex decision making, including ethical issues. Discussion: The study shows evidence for collaboration between palliative care and neurology, but with the need to develop this for all neurological illness, and there is a need for increased education of both areas.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002322
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: David Oliver
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 10:56 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84750 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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