Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (inbunden)
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Borasio, Gian Domenico / Johnston, Wendy
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From Diagnosis to Bereavement

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ALS (motor neurone disease) is a progressive disease that can have profound effects on the person, carers and their family. This book is for all health and social care professionals involved in the care of people with ALS. It enables the standard of care and the quality of life of all those involved to be maintained.
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David Oliver, Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine, Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, and Honorary Reader, University of Kent, UK, Gian Domenico Borasio, Professor and Chair in Palliative Medicine, University of Lausanne, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland, Wendy Johnston, AssociateProfessor Neurology and Director of ALS/Neuromuscular Programme, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada David Oliver is Medical Director and Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice, Rochester and Honorary Reader at the Centre for Professional Practice at the University of Kent. He is Visiting Professor at the Medical Faculty at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University, Perth.He qualified at University College Hospital, London and then trained as a GP. He was Registrar and Senior Registrar at St Christopher's Hospice London and was appointed to his present post in 1984.He has lectured and published widely on neurological palliative care, particularly on the care of people with motor neurone disease, including as principal editor of "Palliative care in ALS - from diagnosis to treatment." He is chair of the European Association for Palliative Care Taskforce on Neurology and Palliative Care and was Clinical Lead for "End of life care in long term neurological conditions - a framework for implementation."


1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease ; 2. Palliative care ; 3. Communication: Breaking the news ; 4. Decision making ; 5. Advance directives ; 6. Control of symptoms: Dyspnoea ; 7. Control of symptoms: Dysphagia ; 8. Control of symptoms: Cognitive dysfunction ; 9. Pain, psychological distress and other symptoms ; 10. Psychosocial care ; 11. Spiritual care ; 12. Multidisciplinary care: Physiotherapy ; 13. Multidisciplinary care: Occupational therapy ; 14. Interdisciplinary care: Speech and language therapy ; 15. Multidisciplinary care: Nursing care ; 16. Complementary and alternative medicine ; 17. Ethical issues ; 18. End of Life Care in Motor Neurone Disease ; 19. Bereavement ; 20. No time to waste: a family's journey from diagnosis to bereavement ; APPENDIX: LIST OF USEFUL WEBSITES FOR ALS PATIENTS